Ireland legend to bow out after 20 seasons of professional rugby
Donncha O’Callaghan will retire at the end of the season
The lock is the twelfth oldest player in Premiership history
Worcester Warriors lock Donncha O’Callaghan will bring the curtain down on his career at the end of this season.
The 38-year old, who won 94 Ireland caps between 2003 and 2013, is one of the oldest players in Premiership history but is now set to hang up his boots.
“I am done. It’s been great,” revealed O’Callaghan
“I have had a great time. I love the game and I want to finish loving it. Honestly, body-wise I feel great. The game is changing though and everyone is talking about it this season.
“Over the last three years the physicality has gone through the roof. I’d love to be able to walk away from it and say I had a great time within it and be thankful to the game itself.
“I just look at my own crew. Guys like Denis Leamy — he’s after getting a hip operation. I have four small kids, I want to be running around with them having fun, I don’t want to be stuck in goal in a five-a-side.
“You want to finish the game fit, healthy and well. You want to be active,” he said.