Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lee Mears looks on the bright side after 'surreal' rugby retirement

Lee Mears is just about getting used to the fact he will never again be able to pull on Bath Rugby’s famous Blue, Black and White shirt.

The legendary hooker, pictured below, spent 16 years at The Rec but was forced into retirement this week because of a heart condition, having been told that his long-term health was at risk if he continued playing.

The 33-year-old first learnt he would have to give up the game he loves on January 30. After the initial shock of the assessment, Mears knew he had to call it a day with a new-born baby and wife Danielle to care for.

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