Sale Sharks fullback Simon Hammersley has announced that he will be retiring from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing season.
Hammersley joined Sale Sharks in 2019 and has played 59 times for the club including 16 matches this season.
The 29-year-old will now pursue a career outside the sport according to a statement released by the club.
His career started with Hull Ionians in National League 2 North, before attending Durham University where he was part of the team who won the BUCS national final at Twickenham.
He joined Newcastle Falcons in 2013 and his form was rewarded with call up to England Saxons squad during the tour of South Africa in 2016.
"Everyone at Sale Sharks would like to thank Simon for his huge contribution to the club over the past three years and we wish him all the very best for the future," the statement added.
Sale Sharks are at sixth place in the Gallagher Premiership table with 11 wins from 23 games and will face Bristol Bears in the final round on 4th June.
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Sale Sharks can today announce that Simon Hammersley will leave the club at the end of the season to pursue other opportunities outside of rugby.
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