Matt Garvey – Worcester Warriors set to retire from rugby at 34

Matt Garvey made close to 200 Premiership appearances, the last of which was against Harlequins at Sixways in February
Matt Garvey appeared in close to 200 Premiership games, the last one being against Harlequins at Sixways on February 2.

Matt Garvey, Worcester Warriors forward, has retired as a rugby player.

In his 13-year playing career, he played more than 180 Premiership games. He captained Bath from 2017 through 2019.

“I have loved every second of my 13 seasons playing professional rugby. Garvey said, “It's something that I never thought I'd be able to achieve.”

“I've made friends in rugby who transcend the sport, and I'm grateful to all the clubs that gave me the chance to represent them.

“Running out at Twickenham as captain of Bath with my two children was a wonderful moment. So was playing in a Premiership Final.

“Rugby has allowed me to travel around Europe and play at some of the largest stadiums. It has allowed me to travel to different countries and to play against world-class players.

Garvey's resignation is part of the restructuring of Warriors' team by Steve Diamond. Diamond will take over as director of rugby at this season's end.

Their seven new signings have all been forwards. They signed last week. brought in former England number eight Nick EasterAs forwards and defense coach.

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