Planet Rugby

Northampton legend Reihana to retire

18th April 2014 08:47

Share:

Bruce Reihana in action

End of the road: Bruce Reihana

Former Northampton back Bruce Reihana will retire at the end of the season after not having his contract renewed by Bordeaux Bègles.

The 38-year-old has been with the French club since 2011, making 48 appearances, but he is best known for his time in England.

Reihana spent nearly a decade with the Saints and became a cult hero at Franklin's Gardens, scoring over 1000 points in 218 appearances.

He won two caps for the All Blacks in 2000, but has been out injured since last October with a knee ligament injury.

Reihana's son Evaan is part of the academy at the French club and Reihana had hoped to play a professional match alongside him, but admitted that now won't happen.

"I am stopping because my contract isn't being renewed," Reihana told AFP.

"It was my dream before retiring [to play with Evaan], but it won't be possible now."

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , September 27
Toulon vs Montpellier18:00
Stade Francais vs La Rochelle18:00
Lyon vs Castres18:00
Grenoble vs Racing Metro Paris18:00
Oyonnax vs Clermont Auvergne18:00
Bayonne vs Toulouse18:00
Brive vs Bordeaux-Begles18:00
Saturday , October 4
Bordeaux-Begles vs Clermont Auvergne18:00
Racing Metro Paris vs Brive18:00
La Rochelle vs Lyon18:00
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , September 20
Racing Metro Paris 27 - 16 ToulouseRacing Metro Paris vs Toulouse Report
Castres 27 - 18 Oyonnax
Grenoble 24 - 15 Bayonne
Montpellier 23 - 3 Stade FrancaisMontpellier vs Stade Francais Report
La Rochelle 26 - 29 Bordeaux-Begles
Clermont Auvergne 43 - 12 LyonClermont Auvergne vs Lyon Report
Friday , September 19
Brive 13 - 53 ToulonBrive vs Toulon Report
Sunday , September 14
Bordeaux-Begles 27 - 21 MontpellierBordeaux-Begles vs Montpellier Report
Saturday , September 13
Oyonnax 40 - 27 Grenoble
Toulouse 9 - 13 Clermont AuvergneToulouse vs Clermont Auvergne Report
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne623
2Toulon619
3Montpellier618
4Bordeaux-Begles617
5Racing Metro Paris617