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Andy Goode Set For Final Game Of His Rugby Career Tomorrow

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode, the Newcastle Falcons flyhalf, celebrates their victory at the final whistle during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Say it ain’t so! Andy Goode is retiring from professional rugby this weekend, and this time around, he is going to stay retired.

The English fly-half is one of our favourite rugby players here at Pundit Arena, but unfortunately, when Newcastle Falcons host his former side Wasps tomorrow afternoon, he will take to the field for the final time.

READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Andy Goode of Newcastle kicks a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Newcastle Falcons at the Madejski Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Speaking to the BBC, Goode explained his reasons for calling it a day..

“I’ve enjoyed every minute, the boys have been great and the fans have taken me in as one of their own.

“But my contract is up, and I shall drift into retirement.

“I’ve put on a bit of weight especially during my retirement. The shirts are getting tighter!

“Players are bigger in different ways, and players are tight on nutrition and secure in what they eat.

“But, from what I lack in physical expertise and fitness, I have got a fair bit of experience in understanding how the game works, the know of the game and hopefully how to win games which I have been able to do.

“At home we play in black shirts and black is slimming so it’s all good!”

What a legend!

Enjoy your retirement, Andy!

Here are some more reasons why we love Andy Goode.

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Author: The PA Team

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