Dan Fish retires from professional rugby

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Cardiff full-back Dan Fish has announced his retirement from playing professional rugby in order to concentrate on his coaching role within the academy.

The 30-year-old made his debut back in October 2010 away at Aironi and has gone on to make 112 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 27 tries, despite the fact that he missed essentially two years with a severely torn hamstring suffered away at Connacht in November 2016.

Known for his speed, creativity and wizard-like left-foot, Fish became a fan-favourite as the local boy in the side having started out at St Albans RFC while attending St Illtyd’s School, and returned to his local club to start his coaching career, also assisting Martyn Fowler at Glamorgan Wanderers and Cardiff & Vale College.

At the start of last season he was appointed academy skills coach alongside staying registered for the first team, but having also taken on the role as backs/attack coach with the Rags this season he has now decided to hang up his boots at the professional level.

Instead he will focus on his coaching roles and continue to play at the Indigo Group Premiership level, looking to add to his 65 appearances and 175 points.

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