Dave Denton Announces Retirement

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Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by DCATsOLDMAN » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:53 am

I thought that this deserved a thread of its own, not just buried in the contracts thread.

According to today's LM https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/spor ... id-3322886 Dave Denton has retired.
Sad, but the right decision

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by Rykard » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:02 am

really sad news, but hopefully he will make a good recovery.
cheers
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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by Mark62 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:08 am

Agreed re own thread.
Sad sad news but his health and the security of his young family must come first.
I think we missed his impact as much as Veianu last season.
And all from what seemed a relatively innocuous collision

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by Mark62 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:10 am

As an aside I’m no longer involved in mini and junior rugby but I would be interested to know the impact such news has on such things as numbers attending, the insistence of wearing head guards if any at all

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by ay2oh » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:14 am

Really sad time for him but the right decision as his health needs to come first. Thought he played very well for us in the few games he played :smt022
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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by strawclearer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:18 am

Sadly, this has been inevitable for some time. DD was unable to run without getting a headache and was showing no sign of improvement.

I'm sure we all wish him the very best for the future - once a Tiger, always a Tiger.
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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by kk20gb30 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:39 am

Sad to hear...the right choice though , health is all important.
Best wishes to him and his family.

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by wellstiger » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:49 am

Best wishes to Dave and his family.
A great talent whos rugby career is cut short.
Health comes first and I wish him and his family well for the future. :smt038

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by Scott1 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:50 am

Gutted,he was playing some of his best rugby for us last season. Good luck David all the best!

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by MurphysLaw » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:29 pm

It must have been a difficult time leading to this tough outcome. A real shame to have a career cut short while still relatively young.
Whatever the future holds, I wish him good luck.

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by johnthegriff » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:26 pm

I guess we all expected this announcement, I feel very sorry for the guy but he has made a wise decision, long term health is more important than any short term rugby success. Good luck David and all the best for the future.

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by voice of the crumbie » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:44 pm

johnthegriff wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:26 pm
I guess we all expected this announcement, I feel very sorry for the guy but he has made a wise decision, long term health is more important than any short term rugby success. Good luck David and all the best for the future.
+1

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by mightymouse » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:38 pm

Big loss to Tigers and Scotland

Neither team had the same go forward drive since his injury

I sincerely wish Dave all the best for the future and hope he can find a suitable replacement career

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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by Smudge » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:46 pm

I too am sorry he has had to retire. Really bad luck to get a career ending injury from a nothing sort of collision.
Good luck in the future David, you weren't a Tiger long but you made a great impression.
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Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

Post by Ian Cant » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:17 pm

Great player and great bloke off the pitch too. Having read the article in the Times about him then he really did have no choice but to retire. We can only hope his health improves so that he can find some suitably fulfilling employment. All the best to him and his family,

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