Wales forward Turnbull ends 17-year career-ZoomTech News

Josh Turnbull celebrated his 2 hundredth look for Cardiff with household final month

Wales ahead Josh Turnbull has retired from rugby with instant impact and says his 17-year profession has handed “within the blink of a watch”.

The 36-year-old has confirmed his 2 hundredth look for Cardiff final month is to be his final.

Turnbull started his profession with Llanelli in 2007 and solely Connacht’s John Muldoon made extra appearances than his 245 within the United Rugby Championship.

He additionally performed 13 occasions for Wales over an 11-year interval.

In all, Turnbull has greater than 330 top-flight appearances to his title, in addition to being capped by Wales at under-18s, 19s, 20s, sevens and senior stage.

He was a part of the Cardiff crew who received the European Problem Cup in 2018 and can now take up a training position with the membership’s academy.

“It has been a tough determination to name time on my profession, which has gone within the blink of a watch, however I’m comfy it’s the proper one,” he stated.

“Rugby has given me a lot and I’m now wanting ahead to the following chapter in my profession.”

A flexible ahead who may play in both the second row or throughout the again row, he performed for Llanelli and Scarlets earlier than transferring to the Arms Park in 2014.

Josh Turnbull for Wales
Josh Turnbull made his fourth and final Wales begin towards Argentina in 2021

He made his Wales debut towards Scotland in 2011 however hardly ever established himself as a Check common below Warren Gatland. He was recalled by Wayne Pivac for what proved to be his final Check appearances in autumn 2021.

Cardiff head coach Matt Sherratt stated: “Josh has been an excellent servant to Cardiff each on and off the pitch and to play 334 aggressive video games within the skilled period is not any imply feat.

“He’s a participant who frequently put his physique on the road for the crew and gave his absolute all.

“He has been an excellent skilled and position mannequin to our younger gamers by way of his dedication, diligence, work-rate, and selflessness.”

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