AFTER a playing career of 13 years, Worcester Warriors' second-row Matt Garvey has announced he will hang up his boots at the end of the 2021/22 season.

The former London Irish, Bath and Gloucester lock has had limited game time this season with Worcester after being brought in by former head coach Jonathan Thomas last summer.

Garvey, 34, has made over 180 appearances in England's top flight league since he made his debut for London Irish back in 2010.

Garvey also won representative honours with England Saxons and captained Bath between 2017 and 2019 during his seven-year stint at The Rec.

“I have loved every minute of my 13 seasons in professional rugby and it’s something that I never thought that I would have been able to achieve,” Garvey said.

“I have made some friends in rugby that transcend the sport and I am grateful to all the clubs that game me the opportunity to represent them.

“Running out at Twickenham with my two kids as captain of Bath in The Clash was a treasured moment as was playing in a Premiership final.

“Rugby has also given me the chance to travel all over Europe and play in some of the biggest stadiums. It’s given me the chance to see different places and to play with and against some world-class players.

“A huge thank you to my family who have supported me through my rugby journey and also to all the coaches and team-mates who have helped me throughout my career.”