Leicester Tigers star announces retirement with immediate effect - Ruck

Leicester Tigers star announces retirement with immediate effect

Gareth Evans has announced his retirement from professional rugby as the 30-year-old has made the decision to hang up his boots on medical grounds.

Evans joined Leicester Tigers on a short-term contract ahead of the 21/22 campaign, appearing for the club in all three pre-season fixtures.

The versatile back-rower made his professional debut for Gloucester in 2011 after graduating from the club’s academy programme.

He spent eight seasons at Gloucester, including a loan spell gaining experience with Hartpury College, and was a member of the squad who won the 2013 Premiership Rugby Sevens and 2014/15 European Challenge Cup.

Speaking about Evans, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick said: “I am extremely grateful to Gareth for his efforts during his time at our club.

“His addition to Leicester Tigers was crucial for us during the opening months of this season, providing valuable depth in the back-row, and his contribution to what we are building has been fantastic.

“On behalf of everybody at Tigers, I wish Gareth all the best for what comes next.”

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