Edinburgh and Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson has ended his playing career to take up a coaching position with the Scottish Rugby Academy.
The loosehead, 34, won the last of his 58 Scotland caps in Japan in 2016.
Club centurion Alasdair Dickinson has today announced his retirement from rugby to take up a coaching role within the Fosroc Scottish Rugby Academy.
— Edinburgh Rugby (@EdinburghRugby) August 14, 2018
After hamstring and shoulder injuries, he returned from a broken foot in March 2017 but lasted only 49 minutes.
“My body just couldn’t keep up with the demands of the professional game and I believe it’s now a good time to call it a day,” said Dickinson.
“It’s the natural progression to transition from playing to coaching.”