Glasgow Warriors’ Ruaridh Jackson retires from rugby

Scotland international retires from the sport at the age of 32 years old.

Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson has retired from rugby at the age of 32.

In a career spanning 14 years, the Glasgow Warriors man made 33 appearance for his country.

Jackson, who said he was fortunate to live out his “childhood dream” has now turned to a new role in the drinks industry.

“I have achieved more than I could ever have dreamed of, but it is now time to embrace a new challenge,” Jackson said on social media.

“I have been so fortunate to live out my childhood dream of playing rugby not just professionally but for my country.

“It has been a journey that has allowed me to travel the world, make some incredible friends and without doubt has given me some of the happiest days of my life.”

In addition to two spells at the Warriors – which included 163 appearances and 499 points – Jackson has played for Wasps and Harlequins in the English Premiership.

He continued: “I have played at some amazing clubs, Wasps, Harlequins and of course two stints at Glasgow Warriors, which will always hold a special place in my heart.

“The supporters at all these clubs have been immense and will be one of the things I will miss most.”

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