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Gloucester Rugby: Tindall set to announce retirement

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 04, 2014

Mike Tindall with Huia Edmonds and Jimmy Cowan

Gloucester and England stalwart Mike Tindall is poised to announce his retirement from rugby union.

The 35-year-old, 75-times capped centre tweeted, after the Cherry and Whites' 38-30 victory over London Irish yesterday: "Looks like the last game at Kingsholm has been played. Gutted it has to end. Good win to finish though. Love to the #glawsfamily."

When asked about the tweet outside the changing rooms, Tindall, who is married to the Princess Royal's daughter Zara Phillips, said: "I don't want to say anything now - I will do it at some point next week.

"There will be plenty of time next week (to speak with the media)."

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Tindall, who signed a one-year contract with Gloucester last year as a player-backs coach, said he would make himself available for selection for the final match of the season away at rivals Worcester but wanted to say goodbye to the club's fans at the last match of the campaign at Kingsholm.

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