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Wales International forced into retirement

Wales International front row Paul James has announced his retirement from rugby due to a shoulder injury.

James has played for his national team since 2003 and won 66 caps, after his test bow in 2003, he has also played for Ospreys a total of 200 matches.
The prop featured in the 2011 World Cup and part of the squad that won the Six National Grand Slam. He has decided to end his Rugby career saying he enjoyed every moment,  but he hopes to have a new experience as he partakes in coaching.

“I look back with no regrets and loved every second of it.”

“I will miss the banter with the boys but hope to get a new buzz out of dipping my toes into coaching.”
His retirement had been impacted by the shoulder injury that has seen him undergo two operations and rehabilitation without recovery success making him opt for retirement at 36.

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