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Sean Lamont To Withdraw From Rugby

Sean Lamont  former Scotland wing is to withdraw at the end of the season  as he retires and  bringing him to an end of a rugby career that saw him win 105 caps, he announced on Tuesday.

According to Sports 24, the 36-year-old – Scotland’s third most-capped player behind Chris Paterson (109) and Ross Ford (107)  who said he felt the time had come for him to hang up his boots.


“Unless they beg me to stay another year, I think I’m done,” said Lamont, who plays his club rugby with Glasgow Warriors.

“I have had a great run and enjoyed every single moment but it is time to step aside. I am not going to flog a dead horse, although some might say I’ve been two years dead anyway!

“I love the sport, I love being in it and I love the guys I work with. But I just don’t have the gas anymore. I can’t get through those holes I see. I can still truck it up a distance, but there is definitely a blunting of the axe.”

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However, Sean Lamont whose younger brother Rory also played for the Warriors and Scotland but had to retire in 2013 having failed to recover properly from a broken leg, admitted the standard in the national side is such now that he would have trouble breaking into it.

“It is disappointing it is coming to the end but I am 36 and I have done pretty well considering, when you look at the guys in the Scotland squad,” said Sean Lamont, who played his last Test for Scotland last year against Japan.

Also he said that “Even if I was just arriving at my peak I don’t think I would get in the current side.”