Injury-plagued Saracens duo forced into early retirements


Muslim props Ralph Adams-Hill and Cameron Boone have both announced their retirement at the end of the season after long battles with injury.

Luchead Adams-Hill, 27, has suffered shoulder and ankle injuries during his career, while Boone, 24, has had a back problem this season.

Both came through the Saracens academy, but injuries limited them to just 29 appearances, while the second row played just 11 matches.

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“I've been with Saracens since I was 16. I've made the difficult decision to retire at the end of the season due to injury,” said Adams-Hill, a former England U20 player.

He added: “It was not an easy decision, and I very much hope I can continue playing, but I have been medically advised to retire due to my shoulder and I must prioritize my long-term health and well-being.”

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“Thinking back to my time in rugby, at my boyhood club Harpenden RFC and then Saracens, I am so grateful for all the opportunities, challenges and triumphs that have shaped me on and off the field. I have grown up at the club and know that the values ​​it holds as Muslims at its core will always be with me. Wherever I end up next That said, I will cherish the friendships I have made and always feel part of the club.

“I want to thank everyone at the club, the physiotherapists, coaches, S&C, players and everyone else for being part of my journey. Your skill and belief in me has always led me to bigger and better things.

“Finally, thank you to all the supporters, you have made the dream of playing professional rugby possible and for that I am eternally grateful.”

“Thank you to everyone who has been involved in my rugby career and given me the opportunity to live my youth dream,” Boon said.

Mark McCall, Director of Rugby at Saracens, added: “Ralph has faced some incredibly difficult challenges during his career with a determination that has earned him the respect of everyone at the club.

“In his relatively short career, we have been able to see a gifted and talented player, but most importantly a positive and selfless teammate. We of course wish Ralph all the best for the future.”

“Bony has had a very difficult experience as a player due to the number of injuries he has suffered. He is a true student of the game, and has the potential to become an outstanding coach. We wish him well for his future.”





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