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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:

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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.

Bath & Gloucester youngsters defend Junior World Championship Rugby title

The England Under 20 team containing four Bath and Gloucester players have successfully defended the Junior World Championship, beating South Africa.

It was by the most slender of margins though - and the telling contribution came from Gloucester's Billy Burns, younger brother of Freddie who plays for England's senior test side tomorrow. He kicked a pair of penalties and a conversion to clinch the 21 points to 20 win at Eden Park in Aukland.

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Bristol ready to take final steps

Bristol Rugby club is ready to seize it's chance and return to the Premiership. They have to beat London Welsh twice over the next seven days, starting at the Kassam Stadium this Wednesday evening, and have every confidence of doing so.

Bristol squeezed past Rotherham in a two-legged semi-final but have now won 15 Championship games in a row, including their most recent meeting with final opponents, London Welsh, back at Easter.

Unlike the semi-final, this time the club has elected to play the second, deciding leg, at home. It will be bristol Rugby Club's final ever appearance at the Memorial Stadium after 125 years. Consequently, they're eager to finish this season and an era on a high.

Listen to Director of Rugby Andy Robinson and Full Back Jack Wallace here.

RUGBY: Gloucester players to appear before panel

Fighting breaks out after Bath are awarded a penalty try during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingsholm Credit: PA

Two Gloucester players will appear before a disciplinary panel in London tomorrow (Wednesday) after the ugly scenes that marred the weekend's Premiership match against Bath.

Tavis Knoyle has been charged with striking Bath's Leroy Houston after the visitors were awarded a match-winning penalty try at Kingsholm. Sila Puafisi has been pulled up for committing a dangerous tackle on Nick Abendanon earlier in the game.

Abendanon, though, has been issued with the equivalent of a yellow card for his part in the brawl.

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