Simon Berghan announces retirement from professional rugby

Simon Berghan has played 33 times for Scotland
Simon Berghan has played 33 times for Scotland

Scotland prop Simon Berghan has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.

Berghan started his professional rugby career with Edinburgh in 2014 and after making close to 100 appearances, he made a switch to Glasgow in 2021.

After two years at Scotstoun, the 32-year-old was among six senior players to depart Scotstoun at the end of the season. Berghan, who has 33 Test caps for Scotland is now looking to pursuit a career in finance.

"I have made the decision to call time on my rugby career. Since coming over to Scotland back in 2014 I have acieved more than I could have ever imagined," he wrote on his Instagram account.

"I feel very fortunate to have played rugby for a living and will be forever grateful to everyone who has played a role in making that happen - from my junior oaches to the supporters and fans throughout the years, without you, I truly wouldn't be where I am today.

"To all my teammates over the years, thank you for making my time in sportwhat it was, especially off the pitch! I have made friends for life.

"I am really excited to have the opportunity to move into the corporate world with BlackRock and will attack the new challenge with the same commitment that I did in my rugby career."