Former Wales international Aled Brew has confirmed his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
The 34-year-old winger was part of Scarlets after joining them in September on a short-term deal as an injury cover and went on to make a solitary appearance for the Welsh regional side.
His professional rugby debut came with Neath in 2004 and went on to play for Ospreys, Blues, Dragons and Biarritz Olympique before switching to Bath Rugby in 2016 making over 50 appearances including 42 in the Premiership for the English club.
Brew was part of the Wales Sevens side that clinched the Gold Medal in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai and played nine Tests for the national side between 2007 and 2012. He also made a solitary World Cup appearance for Wales in the 2011 edition.
“After 17 years in the game, I’ve finally made the decision to hang up the boots," he confirmed his retirement on social media.
"I’ve been lucky enough to spend half my life playing this game and I wouldn’t change a thing (although my knees may disagree). It’s given me so many opportunities and an abundance of memories and friendships that I will cherish.
“I’ve had the privilege of playing for a few amazing clubs with the best supporters you could wish for. I am so grateful to those who have supported me.
“I’ve given 100% to the game and there’s no denying I’m going to miss it, but at least now I can start throwing out a few of the old timers’ cliches.
“While the path of my next chapter is yet to be determined, one thing remains certain and that is I will attack the next chapters with the same passion, commitment, graft and honesty as I did during my entire rugby career.