Ireland and Munster rugby legend Peter Stringer has announced his retirement from the sport.
The 40-year-old, who most recently played for Worcester Warriors, said, “I cannot describe how it feels to have lived that dream for nearly all my life”.
Stringer won 98 Ireland caps and lined out 230 times for Munster, winning a Grand Slam and two European Cups.
He scored a memorable try in Munster’s first European Cup success, outfoxing the Biarritz defence in that 2006 final.
He described representing his country and province as his “proudest days on a rugby field”, ones which “will remain with me for the rest of my life”.
In the later years of his career, he played for five clubs in England; Saracens, Newcastle, Bath, Sale and Worcester.
He thanked those clubs for helping him extend his career, as well as his early coaches “who never saw my size as disadvantageous”, his teammates, family and fans.
— Peter Stringer (@stringer9) June 26, 2018