Edinburgh lock Fraser McKenzie is retiring at 33 after scuffling with a sequence of shoulder issues.
The previous Sale and Newcastle ahead made 119 appearances for Edinburgh over two spells and captained the membership for the 2017-18 season.
“Clearly there may be by no means a proper time to retire or quit the sport you like doing,” stated McKenzie.
“However sadly your physique tells you when it is time to cease and for me that is now.”
Head coach Richard Cockerill praised McKenzie as a “membership legend” and a “nice instance” to younger gamers.
“He is been a massively vital participant throughout each his spells at Edinburgh Rugby and we’re clearly unhappy to see him retire, nevertheless it’s the proper choice for Fraz,” stated Cockerill.
“He instructions an enormous quantity of respect from the altering room and that is testomony to the best way he carries himself across the membership.”