Will Fraser: Saracens flanker forced to retire because of neck injury

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Doctors have told Will Fraser that he should retire from rugby

Saracens flanker Will Fraser has been forced to retire from playing because of a neck injury.

Fraser, 27, spent his entire career at Saracens, helping them win a domestic and European double in 2016.

“I have had a torrid time with injuries pretty much throughout my whole career, but especially in the last couple of years,” he told the club website.

“Unfortunately, with this injury, I have had to listen to medical advice, which has been for me to stop playing.”

Fraser added: “The decision was made for me, which is tough, but it’s a decision that completely I understand and accept.”

Fraser made his senior debut in 2010 and made a total of 83 appearances for Saracens, and was part of three Premiership-winning squads.

He will stay in a behind-the-scenes role, leading the The Saracens Way project – a programme designed to give people an insight into how the club’s success has been achieved.

“As I take time to reflect I can look back on my career with no regrets,” he insisted. “There’s nothing more I think I could have done or anything else I wished I could have done.

“I’ve been so lucky to have experienced the dream of being a rugby player at a place that I love and with people who are incredibly special to me.”

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