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
Friday , August 22
Toulouse vs Castres20:45
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
Montpellier vs Grenoble18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Racing Metro Paris18:30
Bayonne vs Oyonnax18:30
Stade Francais vs Lyon20:45
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne vs Montpellier20:45
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle vs Toulouse14:45
Lyon vs Brive18:30
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , August 16
Clermont Auvergne 30 - 26 GrenobleClermont Auvergne vs Grenoble Report
Toulouse 20 - 19 Oyonnax
Castres 22 - 25 Stade Francais
Brive 37 - 15 La Rochelle
Montpellier 16 - 19 Racing Metro ParisMontpellier vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Bordeaux-Begles 18 - 9 Lyon
Friday , August 15
Bayonne 15 - 29 ToulonBayonne vs Toulon Report
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Brive15
2Toulon14
3Bordeaux-Begles14
4Clermont Auvergne14
5Stade Francais14