Tributes flow in as Peter Stringer hangs up his boots 4 years ago

Tributes flow in as Peter Stringer hangs up his boots

Peter Stringer has tapped his last ankle...

Seven years after he last lined out for Ireland, at the age of 33, Peter Stringer has officially announced his retirement from professional rugby.

Advertisement

The Cork native, who's career highlights include a Grand Slam and two Heineken Cups, played 21 seasons in the pro game. He spent 16 seasons with Munster and, following a permanent 2013 move to England, finished up with Premirrship sides Bath, Sale and, finally, Worcester.

The scrum-half made 98 appearances for Ireland and was a key member of the core group that brought Triple Crown and Six Nations success back, as well as putting it up to the likes of South Africa and Australia.

He scored, and set up, some massive tries in his time but he will be fondly remembered for his exquisitely timed ankle taps...

Advertisement

In his farewell message, shared online, Stringer thanked all his former teammates and coaches, as well as reserving special words for his family and fans of every province, club or country-backing persuasion that followed his two over the past two decades. The 5-foot-7 Stringer remarked:

"To the coaches who never saw my size as disadvantageous, thank you."

Advertisement

Since making the announcement, tributes, images, GIFs, videos and anecdotes have flooded in.

Advertisement

Advertisement

The last string has been pulled.

Time for the next chapter.