Worcester Warriors forward Matt Garvey has retired from playing rugby aged 34.
“I have loved every minute of my 13 seasons in professional rugby. It’s something I never thought that I’d have been able to achieve,” said Garvey, who played also played for Bath and Gloucester after starting his career at London Irish.
“I have made some friends in rugby that transcend the sport and I am grateful to all the clubs that game me the opportunity to represent them.
“Running out at Twickenham with my two kids as captain of Bath was a treasured moment, as was playing in a Premiership final.
“Rugby has also given me the chance to travel all over Europe and play in some of the biggest stadiums. It’s given me the chance to see different places and to play with and against some world-class players.”
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