Guest calls it a day

Date published: May 11 2016

London Irish loose forward Tom Guest has decided to retire after a gleaming career that spans over 14 years, the player announced on Wednesday

The 31-year-old Guest made the switch to Exiles in 2014 following 12 seasons with Harlequins where he lifted the Challenge Cup, Premiership and LV= Cup trophies.

Amassing more than 200 appearances for the Twickenham Stoop outfit, Guest crossed the whitewash three times during 30 outings for Irish.

The seasoned campaigner, who has represented England Saxons, admits his decision to retire from professional rugby was a difficult one to make.

"There are a lot of experiences that will live long in my memory, and I am grateful to have played rugby at the highest level for many years," Guest said in an official release to the London Irish website.

"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with London Irish during my two years with the Club – it is a Club that is steeped in history and tradition and I am sure it is only a matter of time before Irish realise its ambitions."

Head of Rugby Operations at London Irish, Glenn Delaney said after Guest's annoucement: "I speak on behalf of everyone at the Club in wishing Tom and his family all the very best for the future.

"Tom has had a magnificent playing career, a career that he should be hugely proud of and we have enjoyed having him at the Club."