Alcott Is Forced to Retire


Exeter Chiefs hooker Simon Alcott has today spoken of his disappointment after it was confirmed he will have to retire from the game with immediate effect due to a neck injury.

The 29-year-old forward, who joined the Chiefs in 2008 from Worthing, has made the decision following extensive consultations with a number of leading surgeons and specialists around the country.

Alcott’s decision to call time on his playing career – which has seen him feature 71 times for the Devon club, scoring ten tries in the process – has been “tough

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