Scotland international retires with immediate effect, confirms new career - Ruck

Scotland international retires with immediate effect, confirms new career

Simon Berghan, a renowned rugby player, has recently made headlines with his retirement from professional rugby.

The Glasgow Warriors released Berghan, prompting him to make this life-altering decision. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Berghan possessed the unique opportunity to represent Scotland due to his Scottish grandfather, who hails from Stirling. In 2014, he relocated to Edinburgh, where his rugby journey truly took off.

Berghan’s remarkable talent and dedication led him to earn 33 caps for Scotland, starting from his international debut at the esteemed 2017 Six Nations tournament.

However, on a heartfelt Sunday, the 32-year-old shared his announcement of retirement through an emotional post on social media.

Berghan revealed his decision to bid farewell to the sport that shaped his life, expressing gratitude for the memories and experiences it provided. Looking forward, he expressed his anticipation for a new career in the finance sector, signaling an exciting new chapter in his life.

Berghan wrote on social media: “I have made the decision to call time on my rugby career. Since coming over to Scotland back in 2014 I have acieved more than I could have ever imagined.


“I feel very fortunate to have played rugby for a living and will be forever grateful to everyone who has played a role in making that happen – from my junior oaches to the supporters and fans throughout the years, without you, I truly wouldn’t be where I am today.

“To all my teammates over the years, thank you for making my time in sportwhat it was, especially off the pitch! I have made friends for life.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to move into the corporate world with BlackRock and will attack the new challenge with the same commitment that I did in my rugby career.”

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Stuart Hogg

After confirming his retirement, Hogg said in a statement: “A new career beckons and I will attack in the same manner as I play the game.”

The Scotland legend has revealed he isn’t too keen on coaching, but will remain in the game as a pundit after making his debut on BBC during the 2023 Six Nations.


Sources tell RUCK that BT Sport (soon to be TNT Sports) are keen. to recruit the fullback as a key part of their 2023/24 Premiership coverage.


He is the co-owner of steak house Finsbay Flatiron in Glasgow.

The focus for Finsbay Flatiron is steak, specialising in 8oz flat irons (as the name suggests) and steaks from £8 on weekdays and £10 on weekends, as well as sides like mac and cheese and triple cooked chips.


He’s a director of a distillery named Maiden Batch.

Caulker’s is a collaborative effort between five Glasgow men, two of whom happen to be British Lions and Scotland rugby internationals, Hogg and Alastair Kellock. The bottle is signed by all five.

Jack Nowell

The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Cornwall.

Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere.

He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.