LIST | 5 players who voluntarily retired in their 20s

Today, we’re bringing you a list of five rugby players who retired too soon. It sounds simple enough, but as you’ll see, retirement doesn’t always mean what it sounds like. Confused? Then let’s get to the list.

1. Christian Wade

The 29-year old had spent his senior career with Wasps but wasn’t considered by England since Eddie Jones took over as head coach at the end of 2015. Having stepped away from rugby aged 27, he has since attempted to break into American football through its international player pathway programme.