Following the announcement of James Simpson-Daniel’s retirement from professional rugby RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, said:
“James Simpson-Daniel has been one of the outstanding rugby talents of his generation. There was no finer sight to see than ‘Sinbad’ in full flow beating defenders seemingly at will with a change of pace and direction.
“Whilst his catalogue of injuries robbed James of many more England caps, his impact for Gloucester was nothing short of sensational as he proved himself to be one of the most dangerous broken field runners the professional game has ever seen.
“A genuine game changer, James lit up every rugby field he has ever graced and leaves behind an attacking legacy at Kingsholm that will be the benchmark for future generations to match.
“On behalf of all RPA members, I would like to thank James for his unique contribution to English rugby and wish him the very best of luck in his retirement.