Dan Parks announces retirement
The Australian born Scotland international plans to stay involved in the sport
Former Scotland fly-half Dan Parks has announced his retirement from rugby. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Former Scotland fly-half Dan Parks has announced his retirement from rugby. Parks won 67 caps during an eight-year international career that ended when he stepped down from Test rugby during the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship.
Australia-born Parks joined Glasgow in 2003, and then had spells with Cardiff Blues and latterly Connacht.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to play a sport which I love for over 11 years as a professional,” he said.
“Of course, my highlight was being able to wear the blue of Scotland, and something I will forever treasure and hold very close to my heart.
“I plan to stay closely involved with the game, through TV, commercial work and coaching, and I am really excited about the future and continuing to be involved in the sport I am so passionate about and that has given me so much.”