Sale prop Eifion Lewis-Roberts forced to retire from game with knee injury

Eifion Lewis-Roberts has been forced to retire due to injury. Credit: PA

Sale Sharks prop Eifion Lewis-Roberts has retired from professional rugby due to injury.

The Sharks said that 36-year-old Lewis-Roberts had been forced to quit because of a knee injury suffered last October.

He made his Sale debut during the club's Premiership title-winning campaign in 2006, and returned to the Sharks seven years later following a season-long stint with French club Toulon.

He also made one appearance for Wales, going on as a replacement against Canada during the 2008 autumn internationals.

Sale rugby director Steve Diamond said: