Lock legend Gillies to finish playing career

Craig Gillies

Lock legend, record appearance maker and one of the club’s greatest ever players, Craig Gillies, has today announced his decision to finish his playing career at Warriors.

Lineout king Gillies has been a key component of the Worcester pack since moving to Sixways in 2002.

The 37-year-old is one of a rare breed in modern sport having committed himself to the Warriors for over a decade.

Gillies is the leading appearance maker at Warriors in the modern era with a staggering 288 games in all competitions – a record never likely to be eclipsed.

The giant second row, who has also played at Bath Rugby, Richmond and Llanelli, is widely regarded as one of the best lineout operators ever in the top-flight and won England A honours in 2000.

The Glasgow-born lock will forever be remembered by Worcester fans as part of the unbeaten National Division One promotion winning team of 2003/04.

“It’s been a difficult decision for me to make and I always knew it would be tough to stop playing, but I am excited by the future and the next stage of my life,

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