Ross Ford, who grew up in Kelso in the Scottish Borders, has today announced his retirement from rugby.
He started his career with Kelso Harlequins under eighteens, he then moved to Kelso RFC before signing for Border Reivers in 2002. He then briefly played for Glasgow Warriors before being transferred to Edinburgh.
He first played for Scotland in 2004 and was part of the World Cup team in 2007, 2011 and 2015. He was also part of the three lions squad in 2009.
He will now go on to coach at the Scottish Rugby Academy. Speaking about the academy he said "there's a lot of talent here so if I can help them develop, hopefully they'll go on to big things."