Ferriol to hang up boots
French international prop to work full-time on his vineyard
Last Updated: 10/09/12 7:17pm
David Ferriol: Will retire at the end of the season to work full-time at his vineyard
Catalan Dragons forward David Ferriol has announced he is to retire at the end of the season.
The France international prop is to hang up his boots at the age of 33 to work full-time on his vineyard in the south of France.
"It's been a hard decision to make but it's a new chapter in my life and I'm really looking forward to work in my vineyard," he said.
"I'd like to thank everyone at the club and wish all the best to all the young players who are coming through."
Ferriol has made 126 appearances in Super League since joining the Catalan club from Limoux in 2007.
Dragons chief executive Christophe Jouffet said: "It's a big hole for the club and for French rugby league.
"He was an outstanding player in and out of the field and is a true icon in the club and the competition."