Harlequins second-row Mark Reddish has today announced that he will retire from rugby immediately due to concussion problems.
Commenting on his retirement, Reddish said: “Having to retire is extremely difficult, but given the medical advice I have received, it’s the best decision long term for me and my young family.
“I thoroughly enjoyed living in England and I am sad to cut my time short. I wish the boys all the best for the up-coming season and beyond.”
Harlequins’ Director of Rugby John Kingston added: “It is very sad that Mark has been forced to retire due to an ongoing concussion issue.
“It is absolutely vital that recognition is taken in such circumstances and I am in no doubt that the right decision has been made.
“Myself and all at Harlequins would like to take this opportunity to wish Mark and his family the very best in their future endeavours.”