Gloucester Rugby have announced that club stalwart Charlie Sharples will retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.
The Cherry and White winger has played 275 times for his childhood club and has scored 455 points in a career which has seen him become one of Gloucester Rugby’s biggest contributors in the professional era.
Sharples has been part of Gloucester Rugby since the age of 14 and quickly progressed through the academy ranks, making his first team debut in the 2007-08 season.
An England international, Sharples played for his country four times, scoring twice against Fiji at Twickenham in the 2011 Autumn Internationals.
Known for his speed and innate try scoring ability, Sharples is a much-loved member of the Cherry and White squad and has given as much to the Club off the field as he has on it.
He was awarded a testimonial season for his service to the Club in the 2017-18 season and helped Gloucester Rugby to silverware in 2011 where he scored four tries in the semi-final before then scoring another vital try in the final to secure the LV= Cup.
He also helped the Cherry and Whites to the Challenge Cup trophy in 2015 when Gloucester Rugby defeated Edinburgh at the Twickenham Stoop.
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