Welsh Rugby captain Sam Warburton (OBE) has called time on his illustrious rugby career.

Warburton capped 75 times by Wales and 5 by British & Irish Lions announced earlier on Wednesday that he will no longer take part in any professional rugby.


At the age of 29, Warburton suffered a series of injuries including neck and knee surgery. It became clear to the 29 year old that he wouldn’t be able to return to the high standards he had set in his career.

After a long rest and rehabilitation the decision to retire from rugby has been weighed with my health and well being as a priority. My body is unable to give me what I had hoped for in my return to training. I cannot thank Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff Blues enough, they’ve gone beyond the call of duty in providing the support I received in my career.” – Sam Warburton