Gloucester prop Kyle Traynor has revealed he will retire from playing at the end of the Premiership season. The former Scotland international has confirmed the news following the conclusion of the regular season, with Gloucester having secured a playoff berth following their third-place finish.
Traynor’s final match could come this Saturday when Johan Ackermann’s side travel to Allianz Park to take on Saracens in the playoff semi-finals, although he will be hoping to prolong his career by one more game with the Cherry and Whites looking to reach next month’s Grand Final at Twickenham.
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Whatever happens over the next few weeks, Traynor insists he has enjoyed a successful career, with his highlight being representing his country on four occasions between 2009 and 2012. “I have experienced so many amazing and unforgettable things and made some truly incredible friends,” Traynor revealed on social media.
“To represent my country was a lifelong dream and I will never, ever forget the feeling of pulling on the Scotland jersey and wearing the Thistle.” Traynor has also confirmed he will be stepping away from professional rugby altogether, as he will make the move into management consulting once his career reaches a conclusion.