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.