Wrist injury forces Ben Woods to retire

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers flanker Ben Woods retires from rugby because of a wrist injury.

Leicester Tigers flanker Ben Woods has retired from rugby because of a wrist injury.

The 30-year-old England Saxons international played 70 games for Leicester after joining from the Newcastle Falcons in 2008.

"The coaching staff here showed a lot of faith in me and gave me the opportunity to win trophies, which is what every player wants to do," said Woods.

"I would like to thank everyone at Tigers for their support in my time at the club and I wish them well in the new season."

One of Woods's career highlights was a try against Leinster in the 2009 Heineken Cup final.

Richard Cockerill
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