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Rugby Union: Saracens flanker Will Fraser retires due to neck injury

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 August 2017

Saracens forward Will Fraser has been forced to retire because of a neck injury (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

Saracens forward Will Fraser has been forced to retire because of a neck injury (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

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Sarries academy graduate calls time on career

Saracens flanker Will Fraser has retired from professional rugby with immediate effect.

A neck injury has forced the 27-year-old to call it a day after making 83 appearances in all competitions for the Allianz Park club.

Fraser helped the north Londoners secure a famous double in the Aviva Premiership and European Champions Cup in 2016.

Last season, though, he was restricted to just four appearances in all competitions last term, with his last outing coming in the Premiership at Gloucester in February.

“As everyone knows, I have had a torrid time with injuries pretty much throughout my whole career, but especially in the last couple of years,” Fraser told the club website.

“Unfortunately, with this injury, I have had to listen to the medical advice which has been for me to stop playing.

“The decision was made for me, which is tough, but it’s a decision that completely I understand and accept.

“As I take time to reflect I can look back on my career with no regrets.

“There’s nothing more I think I could have done or anything else I wished I could have done - I’ve been so lucky to have experienced the dream of being a rugby player at a place that I love and with people who are incredibly special to me.”

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