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Herring retirement..

Post by billybudd » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:18 pm

Last nights rugby hour on radio leics said that they had heard unofficially that Ben Herring had decided to retire following 4 concussions.
If this is true, we will have lost a great player, and should wish Ben all the very best for the future.

Anyone heard anything official from the club? Maybe Rugby club on SKY tonight?

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Re: Herring retirement..

Post by Darc Tiger » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:36 pm

Was a article in The Times a little while ago saying he has been forced to retire due to concussion. Not official, but very likely.

He was waterboy/warm-up helper/coach at Tigers vs Bath though. Nice to see he is still very much involved.

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Re: Herring retirement..

Post by Rizzo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:17 pm

I don't think it has been officially announced, as he will still be working for/with the club in some capacity until the end of the season. The thread below may help though.

http://www.leicestertigers.com/forum/vi ... it=Herring
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Re: Herring retirement..

Post by ian23 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:27 pm

My son asked for his autograph in the car park at the Walkers before the game on Saturday and I had a chat with him. He confirmed that he would not play again as the medics had said it was too risky. He seemed philosophical about it and mentioned that he really had no decsion to make. He is young and has a wife and new baby, there was clearly only one path to take. He said he hoped to stick around in some capacity, possibly coaching, but he would have to wait until the end of the season to see what was available. Nice guy, useful player, he will be missed on the field but may be his influence will be felt in the backroom.

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Re: Herring retirement..

Post by Daveyboy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:19 pm

I rated him highly in his Super 14 days with the Hurricanes and was delighted / very surprised to find that he had pitched up to play for Tigers.

A great player - a genuine 7 - and a nice bloke.

Shame for him and all concerned. Best of luck, Ben - you will be missed.
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Re: Herring retirement..

Post by physiodan » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:54 pm

all the best to ben. possibly one of the tigers signings ever. great player, great attitude, straight of of the neil back book of flankers. sadly missed on the pitch

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