Ciaran Hearn retires from rugby

Ciaran Hearn retires from rugby

Ciaran Hearn has retired from rugby. The longtime servant of Canada hangs up his boots at the age of 35. His final match came this past weekend in a MLR victory; Old Glory DC were 29-25 winners over Austin Gilgronis.

Hearn had a lengthily playing career both as a professional and as a test match player. His test career began in 2008 and concluded in 2019. This saw him earning 73 test caps, the most by all backs to have played for Canada and the third most overall.

His 73 caps came in the form of 62 test match starts and 11 appearances from the bench. He made nine appearances in RWC matches, they covered three tournaments: RWCs 2011, 2015 and 2019. His final cap was for Canada against South Africa in Kobe at RWC 2019.

Hearn scored 8 test tries for Canada. His first was against the USA in a home win in Kingston, Ontario in 2012. His final test try came in the form of a double against Brazil in São Paulo in 2019. Hearn played fullback for Canada on that day against Brazil. He was wing against the USA though his usual position was in the centers. 50 of his caps were at center. Full story via americasrugbynews

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