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Wasps hooker retiring at end of season to take up theatre career in the West End

  • Wasps hooker Edd Shervington is to seek a new career in show business when he retires at the end of the season
  • The 31-year-old is serious about fulfilling a genuine ambition to tread the boards
  • “I’m sure people will think my West End ambitions are a wind-up,” he said
Ed Shervington has announced he will retire at the end of the season to focus on a career in the West End.

Since joining from Worcester Warriors in 2014, Shervington has made 31 appearances for the club, but plans to step away from the game at the end of the current campaign.

At the age of 31, the Welsh chicken farmer, who runs a successful family free range egg business in Gwent, is serious about fulfilling a genuine ambition to tread the boards.

“I’m sure people will think my West End ambitions are a wind-up,” he said.

“The family farming business is going really well. The time is right to hang up the boots and try a new challenge.”

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young added: ”I’d like to wish Edd and his family the best of luck for their next steps. Edd has been a great addition to the squad, not only for his strength at the set piece but also for his off-field presence.

“His sense of humour is sometimes an acquired taste, but he has created a lot of laughs among the squad throughout his time here and we wish him the very best for the future.”