From media outlets to former players and pundits, see how Twitter reacted to the news that Sam Warburton has retired from professional rugby.
— Welsh Rugby Union ?? (@WelshRugbyUnion) July 18, 2018
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) July 18, 2018
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) July 18, 2018
Congratulations @samwarburton_ on a fantastic career. You will not find a better ambassador for our great game on and off the pitch. Good luck for the next chapter.
— Scott Quinnell (@ScottQuinnell) July 18, 2018
What an amazing contribution!
— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) July 18, 2018
— Bernard Jackman (@bernardjackman) July 18, 2018
— James William Hook (@hookjameshook) July 18, 2018
Sad to hear of Sam Warburton’s retirement but he can look back with immense pride on his career.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) July 18, 2018
22 – Sam Warburton is the youngest player ever to captain a side in a Rugby World Cup match, he was 22 years and 341 days old when he led Wales against South Africa at the 2011 edition. Leader. pic.twitter.com/N8hpUcVken
— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) July 18, 2018
— Phil Davies (@pd4rugby) July 18, 2018
@samwarburton_ jUst want to say sorry to hear the sad news about you retiring from rugby due to injury !! Been a pleasure to play with you
— Andy Powell (@andypowell8) July 18, 2018
First interviewed Sam Warburton at 18. Biggest compliment I can give him is that despite the fame and adulation he didn’t change one iota. A modern great as a player – his Lions performances were simply heroic – expect him to be huge asset to the game in the future #poblwc
— Owain Jones (@OwainJTJones) July 18, 2018
— Cardiff Blues (@cardiff_blues) July 18, 2018
— sergio parisse (@sergioparisse) July 18, 2018
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 18, 2018