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Scotland wing Lamont set to retire

By Jack Davies
Scotland wing Sean Lamont.

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Glasgow Warriors and Scotland wing Sean Lamont has announced his intention to retire from rugby at the end of the season.

Lamont won 105 caps for his country, placing him third behind Chris Paterson (109) and Ross Ford (107) on Scotland’s all-time list.

The 36-year-old is currently in his second spell with Glasgow, having also represented Rotherham, Northampton Saints and the Scarlets.

“Unless they beg me to stay another year, I think I’m done,” Lamont told BBC Sport.

“I have had a great run and enjoyed every single moment but it is time to step aside. I am not going to flog a dead horse, although some might say I’ve been two years dead anyway!

“I love the sport, I love being in it and I love the guys I work with. But I just don’t have the gas anymore. I can’t get through those holes I see. I can still truck it up a distance, but there is definitely a blunting of the axe.

“It is disappointing it is coming to the end but I am 36 and I have done pretty well considering, when you look at the guys in the Scotland squad. Even if I was just arriving at my peak I don’t think I would get in the current side.”



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