Stoddart forced to retire

Scarlets full-back Morgan Stoddart has been forced to retire after failing to recover from a double leg fracture. The 28-year-old has played eight times for Wales.

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Stoddart: I retire with 'real sadness'

Morgan Stoddart was carried off on a stretcher after breaking his leg against England in August 2011 Credit: Tony Marshall / EMPICS Sport

Morgan Stoddart said: 'It is with real sadness that I have to announce my retirement and it has been a difficult few months as I come to terms with the fact that I was not going to return to full fitness. I have been very fortunate to play for the Scarlets and Wales and have enjoyed every game.'

Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby said: 'We are very sorry to see him go and every one of the team and I am sure all our supporters wish him all our very best in his future life off the field and as Scarlets we will support him as much as we can in whatever he chooses to do.'

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