Ex-Scotland skipper Barclay to retire from rugby union
LONDON (UK) – John Barclay, the former Scotland skipper, has announced his retirement from rugby union, said the Scottish Rugby on Saturday. This draws curtains on his 16-year career.
Barclay, 33, played for eight years with the Glasgow Warriors before he joined Scarlets and was instrumental in leading them to win the Pro 14 title in 2017.
At the Edinburgh Rugby, he made 15 appearances in two seasons before being released by the club earlier this year.
“After much thought I’ve decided to call time on my career. When you know, you know. Whilst COVID-19 has left a frustrating finish, the end isn’t about the fairytale. The whole story has been a fairytale,” he said in a statement.
“The opportunity to get to do the thing I loved as a job for 16 years has provided me with enough memories to last a lifetime. I hope I left the clubs I played for in better health than when I joined.”
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