Ryan Lamb announces retirement from professional rugby

Ryan Lamb played for Worcester Warriors between 2014 and 2017
Ryan Lamb played for Worcester Warriors between 2014 and 2017

Former England Saxons fly-half Ryan Lamb has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.

Lamb started his professional rugby career with Gloucester Rugby in 2004 and moved to London Irish at the end of the 2008/09 season after racking over 300 points in over 50 appearances.

The 33-year-old also enjoyed stints with Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors and overall made 164 Premiership appearances spanned across five clubs scoring 1020 points before moving to French club La Rochelle in 2017.

Lamb, who was part of the England Saxons in 2007 and 2008 had a struggling Top 14 season with injuries and was overlooked for the semi-final against Toulouse where they lost the game with a 20-6 margin.

“I would like to thank every player, coach and fan that has helped and supported me over the last 15 years,” Lamb conveyed his retirement news on his social media account Twitter.

“I feel so lucky to be able to travel the globe and play with and against some of the best players in the world but more importantly I’ve met some great people who I will call friends for life!

“Biggest thank you to my family – without my mum and dad I would have never had the opportunities when I was young – and also to my wife Danielle and my children who have followed and supported me everywhere on my rugby journey.”