Leicester Tigers hooker George Chuter has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
The first man to make 250 appearances in Premiership Rugby action and a Rugby World Cup Finalist with England in 2007, Chuter has played 292 first-team games in 13 seasons with Leicester Tigers.
He has played in seven Premiership Finals at Twickenham, a record he shares with former Tigers club captain Geordan Murphy, has been a part of a Leicester squad which reached four European Cup Finals and won 24 caps for England. Chuter also won a Knockout Cup with first club Saracens as a 21-year-old.
“I’ve not really been able to sit back and reflect until now,