Lamont set to hang up boots

Date published: March 21 2017

Glasgow wing Sean Lamont has confirmed he will retire from rugby at the end of the season, calling time on a 17-year career in the game.

The 36-year-old, who has 105 Scotland caps to his name, has decided to move away from playing after a long and impressive career.

“Unless they beg me to stay another year, I think I’m done,” he told BBC Sport.

“I have had a great run and enjoyed every single moment but it is time to step aside. I am not going to flog a dead horse, although some might say I’ve been two years dead anyway!

“I love the sport, I love being in it and I love the guys I work with. But I just don’t have the gas anymore. I can’t get through those holes I see. I can still truck it up a distance, but there is definitely a blunting of the axe.

“It is disappointing it is coming to the end but I am 36 and I have done pretty well considering, when you look at the guys in the Scotland squad. Even if I was just arriving at my peak I don’t think I would get in the current side.”