Nottingham Rugby player Sean Romans announces retirement

Sean Romans announces he is retiring from Nottingham Rugby at the end of this season after 4 years playing with the team.

The 29-year-old scrum half has played for the Highlanders and Otago in New Zealand, where he is originally from, and says a recent trip home made him miss it.

Romans is said to have become a cornerstone of the team since joining Nottingham Rugby in 2011 but a recent knee injury has made playing a challenge.

He has become one of the greats to have graced the green and white shirt.

Martin Haag, Nottingham Rugby

Speaking about his decision, Romans said: “It just feels like the right time to try something new and to make a clean break from rugby- this sport has been my life for the last 13 years, so I’m looking forward to exploring other sides of life.

“I’ll always look at my time with Nottingham as really good time in my life.  I’ve grown up a lot in my time here and the club and the city has been good for me.

“I’d like to say a big thanks to all of the fans for the kindness and support they’ve shown me over the years.”

92 appearances

Romans has made 92 appearances with the team and scored eight tries with the team.

Nottingham Rugby head coach, Martin Haag, said: “It’s always sad to see someone retire- Sean has been here for four years and in that time has become one of the greats to have graced the green and white shirt.

“He will be missed within the squad and can very proud of the part he played in helping the club to second in the league and helping the club through the dark times.

“We wish him the best for the future and hopefully he’ll take some fond memories back to New Zealand.”

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