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Wasps hooker Shervington to retire

Wasps' Edd Shervington (left) is tackled by Leinster Rugby's Rhys Ruddock during the European Champions Cup, pool five match at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Credit: PA

Wasps hooker Edd Shervington will retire at the end of the season, the club has announced.

The 31-year-old has made 31 appearances for Wasps during his two seasons at the club.

A keen singer with a passion for musicals and theatre, Shervington is keen to investigate a post rugby career in the West End.

I’m sure a few people will think my West End ambitions are a wind-up.

Let’s just say I’m not always seen as the most serious bloke in the game, but I would genuinely love to try something different and to follow another of my passions, just like rugby has been for the past 12 years.

I would like to thank everyone at Wasps for such an enjoyable two years, particularly our owner Derek Richardson, who has been phenomenal for the club, as well as being a really decent guy.

– Edd Shervington

Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young added:

I’d like to wish Edd and his family the best of luck for their next steps. Edd has been a great addition to the squad, not only for his strength at the set piece but also for his off-field presence.

His sense of humour is sometimes an acquired taste, but he has created a lot of laughs among the squad throughout his time here and we wish him the very best for the future.

– Dai Young, wasps' director of rugby