Peter Stringer: Former Eire scrum-half retires
Former Eire scrum-half Peter Stringer has retired from rugby on the age of 40.
The Cork native made 98 appearances for his nation in a world profession that spanned 11 years.
Stringer was a part of Eire’s Grand Slam-winning aspect of 2009 and likewise received Triple Crowns in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
He performed greater than 200 video games for Munster and helped them win the Heineken Cup for the primary time in 2006.
In an announcement on Twitter, Stringer thanked the golf equipment he performed for, including that the appearances for his province and nation had been significantly particular.
“My proudest days on a rugby area got here from sporting the crimson of Munster and the inexperienced of Eire, and can stay with me for the remainder of my life,” he stated.
Stringer performed in all 5 of Eire’s video games in the course of the 2003 World Cup in Australia and was once more a part of the squad 4 years later in France, making two appearances.
It was Stringer who equipped the go for Ronan O’Gara’s well-known drop-goal in opposition to Wales in 2009 which secured Eire’s first Grand Slam since 1948. The duo fashioned a extremely profitable half-back partnership at worldwide and membership degree.
In 2011 the scrum-half moved to Saracens on mortgage and represented 5 English groups over a seven-year interval.
In 2016 he received Sale Sharks’ Participant of the 12 months aged 38.