Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson has decided to retire from the game at the age of 32.
Jackson hangs up his boots after 163 caps for Glasgow Warriors, 19 for Wasps, 18 for Harlequins and a total 33 for his country.
“It is not the fairytale ending I may have dreamt about, but I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been part of my 14-year (career),” he said.
“I have achieved more than I could ever have dreamed of, but it is now time to embrace a new challenge.
“I have been so fortunate to live out my childhood dream of playing rugby not just professionally but for my country.
“It has been a journey that has allowed me to travel the world, make some incredible friends and without doubt has given me some of the happiest days of my life.
“I have played at some amazing clubs, Wasps, Harlequins and of course two stints at Glasgow Warriors, which will always hold a special place in my heart.
“The supporters at all these clubs have been immense and will be one of the things I will miss most.”
Harbouring a passion for gin, Jackson looks set to move into a new career in the alcohol industry.