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Gloucester Rugby: Will James to retire at end of season

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

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GLOUCESTER veteran Will James has confirmed he will hang up his boots at the end of the season.

The second-row, who was capped by Wales in the 2007 World Cup, has spent the last eight seasons at Kingsholm following a move from Cornish Pirates.

He has made 159 appearances for the club and will captain them in tonight’s LV=Cup clash against the Scarlets.

Following his retirement James will take up a coaching role at an independent school in Yorkshire.

He said: "I've had a great career but I want to finish on an absolute high. I'll enjoy the games I'm going to be involved in and hopefully I've be involved in many more before the end of May. Coaching is something I've been looking to get involved in for a while and it's a great opportunity I couldn't pass up.”

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  • HoracetheLabd  |  January 24 2014, 8:06PM

    All Gloucester Rugby supporters will know what a fine player Will has been for the club and will wish him well and every success for the future, but all Gloucester Rugby supporters also know that what the club must consistently do is to ensure that Rupҽrt Hardҽn, our first choice and best tight head prop, starts as many games as possible, otherwise the scrum will end up getting mullered as it did last season every time Rupҽrt was unavailable.

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  • Owariasa01  |  January 23 2014, 7:58PM

    All Gloucester Rugby supporters will know what a fine player Will James has been for the club over the years and will wish him all the best, but all Gloucester Rugby supporters also know that what the club must consistently do is to ensure that Rupҽrt Hardҽn, our first choice and best tight head prop, starts as many games as possible, otherwise the scrum will end up getting mullered as it did last season every time Rupҽrt was unavailable.

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