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Extended interview with retired rugby star Mike Tindall

Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall has announced he's retiring from the game. The 35 year old is one of the West's most successful players, having enjoyed a 17 year club career at both Bath and Gloucester.

Most recently he's been coaching, but he's now decided to call time on his career to pursue media opportunities.

Watch ITV's extended interview with the Rugby star, where he talks about his career ups and downs, his retirement and his infamous nose.

Tindall: "I've had some amazing times"

Gloucester Rugby player Mike Tindall says he has had some "amazing times" after announcing his retirement.

The 2003 World Cup winner took to Twitter to confirm his decision and to thank his supporters:


Mike Tindall retires from professional rugby

35 year old Tindall signed up with Gloucester in 2005 Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Gloucester Rugby player Mike Tindall has confirmed he is retiring from the sport. The 2003 England World Cup winner was not offered a renewal on his contract at Kingsholm at the end of last season. He's decided to pursue opportunities in broadcasting.

Rugby: Mike Tindall signs player-coach contract for Gloucester

Mike Tindall has signed a one year contract with Gloucester Rugby Credit: ITV Westcountry

Mike Tindall has signed a new one year contract as player-coach at Gloucester.

The Cherry and Whites have also confirmed a new shirt sponsor for the next three seasons.

The 34-year-old, former England centre, successfully combined the two roles this season, helping the Cherry and Whites qualify for next season's Heineken Cup.

RUGBY: Tindall in contract talks

Gloucester rugby star and former England captain, Mike Tindall, says he is in discussion with the club about extending his contract. The 34 year-old world cup winner signed a one-year contract in the summer to remain with Gloucester as a player and coach for the 2012/2013 season.

He has now told ITV News that he expects a similar extension to be tied up soon.