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Scotland’s Tommy Seymour Retires From International Rugby

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 13: Tommy Seymour of Scotland reacts during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Japan and Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama on October 13, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Scotland winger Tommy Seymour has announced his retirement from international rugby after six years.  

The 31-year-old won 55 caps for Scotland, scoring 20 tries in the process. He featured in two World Cups and was also a British & Irish Lions tourist for their 2017 tour of New Zealand.

Seymour, who is fourth on Scotland’s list of all-time try scorers, announced his retirement via social media on Wednesday afternoon.

His statement reads:

“Playing for Scotland has been the greatest honour. The pride from wearing the thistle on my chest is one of the most powerful feelings I’ve experienced.

“It was in every way a dream come true and an amazing journey to share with friends, family and Scotland supporters.

“I have been fortunate enough to play with some of the greatest players this country has ever produced and even more fortunate that in some I have found friends for life.

“To my loving wife Katy, who held the fort through my many days and months away from home, thank you for being my rock through all the ups and downs that come with playing international sport.”

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