Turner-Hall forced to retire

Date published: July 22 2015

Harlequins and former England centre Jordan Turner-Hall has announced his retirement from rugby due to injury.

Commenting on the news, Turner-Hall said: “Overall I’ve had so many great memories playing at Harlequins and although my career has sadly had to be cut short due to injury, they are memories that will live with me forever.

“Playing with your best mates week in week out is what makes playing for Harlequins brilliant; you enjoy training and you enjoy the buzz that you get before each game and it’s something I’ll miss hugely.”

During his ten-year career, he made over 150 appearances for the club, winning silverware with the Challenge Cup and the Premiership.

Having represented his country from U16 to U20 level and playing in England’s uncapped fixture against The Barbarians at Twickenham in 2010, Jordan was named in Stuart Lancaster’s England squad for the 2012 Six Nations.

Earning two Test caps during the victories over Scotland and Italy, he was recalled into the squad to tour South Africa later that year.

Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea added: “Jordan has been a very special person to have around the club and will be missed by us all both on and off the pitch. 

“He has played at times with no regard for himself, but always for the team and I know everyone in the club will support him in whatever his future holds.”