James Hook has admitted the coronavirus suspension of the rugby season means he could well have played his last match. 


The ex-Wales out-half turned out for Ospreys in their February 21 Guinness PRO14 defeat at the Gnoll versus Leinster and hasn’t appeared since in what he has already declared is his last season in professional rugby.

The fear that he has already hung up the boots is something that doesn’t apply alone to the 34-year-old. 

Bath’s Francois Louw, Sale’s Rob Webber and Northampton’s Ben Franks are among the Gallagher Premiership players to have announced they will be retiring at the end of this season, while La Rochelle’s Brock James is one of the prominent Top 14 players also retiring. 

However, there is no firm indication that the season will re-commence any time soon, meaning fans might have already seen the last of a slew of players – including Hook. 

Speaking to Radio Wales Sport about the coronavirus-enforced stoppage having potentially ushered him into retirement a few months earlier than planned, Hook said: “It has crossed my mind.


“When it all first happened you thought it might only last a couple of weeks or a month if that, but whether we will play another game remains to be seen.

“I might have played my last game and it would be sad when you think about it like that, but there are more important things in life and hopefully this virus will pass without too much damage.”

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