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Saints winger to retire

Northampton Saints winger Paul Diggin will retire from top flight rugby at the end of the season, the club have announced.

Northampton Saints winger Paul Diggin to retire at the end of the season

Paul Diggin will retire at the end of the season. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints winger Paul Diggin will retire from top flight rugby at the end of the season, the club have announced.

The 29-year-old will concentrate on his role as a coach with the Saints' academy.

“I could not have asked for more from my playing career,” he told the club's official website.

“I’ve played in a Heineken Cup final, helped my team win at Twickenham and have collected a number of winner's medals.

“But time has to move on and I’m delighted to be a part of the academy coaching team.

"We’ve got some exciting talent coming through, and hopefully I can help them develop as players and know what it means to play for the Saints."

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