Tait re­tires

Gloucestershire Echo - - GLOUCESER RUGBY -

MATHEW Tait has an­nounced his re­tire­ment af­ter 15 years in pro­fes­sional rugby.

The 33-year-old is most well known for be­ing part of the Eng­land side that reached the World Cup fi­nal in 2007, while he played for New­cas­tle, Sale and Leices­ter dur­ing his club ca­reer.

How­ever, a lit­tle-known fact sur­faced in the wake of his re­tire­ment - his ca­reer ac­tu­ally kick­started at Glouces­ter.

Tait had a brief spell in the academy setup at King­sholm as a 17-year-old in 2003 along­side the likes of Olly Mor­gan and Ryan Lamb, who all played for Eng­land Un­der-19s at the time.

Tait has taken the de­ci­sion to re­tire due to an Achilles in­jury.

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