New Zealander reportedly forced to call time on his career - Ruck

New Zealander reportedly forced to call time on his career

It would appear that New Zealand rugby player Robbie Fruean has finally lost his long-running battle with his health and been forced into a reluctant retirement.

The Sunday Times has reported that the 29-year-old Kiwi, currently plying his trade for Edinburgh in the Pro14 competition, may have been “forced into retirement”.


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The paper said the former Hurricanes, Crusaders and Chiefs player had suffered further complications to a delicate heart condition that had seen him undergo two open-heart surgeries and two further cardiac procedures.

The blockbusting midfielder has had two heart valve replacement procedures (one from a pig, and the second from a cow) and only joined the Edinburgh club after what was described as the most comprehensive medical in the club’s history evaluating his condition.

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