Warriors back-row forward Matt Cox has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the current season.
It’s the end of an era as Matt Cox announces his retirement from rugby.
Thank you @coxymatt 🙌
— Worcester Warriors (@WorcsWarriors) June 7, 2021
Cox was 15 when he signed his first Academy contract at Sixways in June 2004. He has since made 102 appearances in two spells with Warriors, split by four seasons with Gloucester Rugby, including a try-scoring Premiership debut against Wasps at Adams Park in April 2008.
During his time with Warriors, Cox was capped by England from Under-18s to Under-20s levels, and he also represented England on the World Sevens circuit.
Cox has not played since November when he sustained a foot injury in the pre-season friendly against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens but his qualities have been appreciated at first-hand by Warriors Head Coach Jonathan Thomas.
“I want to wish Coxy all the best in retirement. I played with him here and I know first-hand what a great and loyal club man he has been,” Thomas said.
“He’s a fierce competitor and a tough boy who has worked hard and played hard. A real uncompromising player who has served the club very well over the years.
“I know he is already sorted for life after rugby, he’s prepared well, he’s a good businessman and wheeler-dealer so I’m sure he will be successful in his new ventures.”