LIST: Five rugby players who voluntarily retired in their 20s | Ruck

LIST: Five rugby 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. Barry John – 27

The legendary Lions and Wales star is arguably the finest outside-half of all time. During his short playing career he was revered in Wales as “The King” and feared by opposition defences as a majestic yet unpredictable pivot behind the scrum. However, aged only 27, he retired because he professionalised himself by writing his autobiography and becoming a newspaper columnist.

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