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Neck injury forces Staniforth to retire

Neck injury forces Staniforth to retire

Ex-test winger Scott Staniforth has been forced into retirement due to a recurring neck problem.
The Western Force announced Wednesday that Staniforth, who played 12 tests for Australia and 106 matches in Super Rugby competitions, would end his 13-year professional career immediately.
He injured his neck in a Super 14 match against the Johannesburg-based Lions in May and, after treatment, made a return to domestic club rugby until he aggravated the problem.
The 32-year-old Staniforth said Australia's triumph at the 1999 World Cup was his career highlight.
He played for the New South Wales Waratahs and the England-based London Irish clubs before joining the Force in 2006 as a foundation player.


Updated : 2021-06-23 01:58 GMT+08:00