Scotland great Greig Laidlaw announces retirement

Greig Laidlaw has played 76 times for Scotland
Greig Laidlaw has played 76 times for Scotland

Former Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw has announced that he will be retiring from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing season.

Laidlaw played for Scotland between 2011 and 2019 during which he played 76 games scoring over 700 points. He also represented them in the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.

He was also a member of the British and Irish Lions squad that toured New Zealand in 2017.

The 37-year-old played for Edinburgh, Gloucester and Clermont Auvergne between 2007 and 2020. He was recently part of Japanese club Urayasu D-Rocks.

“We intend to stay as a family in Japan a while longer, but it is here I will finally hang up my playing boots,” he wrote on his social media account.

“It is time to take everything I have learnt, from a playing career I could only have dreamt of, and move on into coaching.

“Throughout my playing career I have pushed myself, I have taken on new experiences, continuously learnt and immersed myself in different cultures.

“I have always enjoyed figuring out how to work as a team and how to get the best out of my team-mates, things I will take with me and continue to develop.”

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