Pelvic injury gives Richard Mustoe no option but to retire from rugby union

Last Updated: 20/12/12 11:00am

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Richard Mustoe in action for the Cardiff Blues

Richard Mustoe in action for the Cardiff Blues

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Wales Sevens international Richard Mustoe has been forced to retire because of a chronic pelvic complaint.

Mustoe suffered the injury playing for the Cardiff Blues earlier this season and will now concentrate on the business he had been building up as a funeral director.

He joined the Blues with fellow wing Aled Brew in the spring of 2008 and scored a hat trick of tries on his debut against the Combined Blues Regional Premiership team in August that year at Sardis Road.

Mustoe said: "Playing for the Blues was one of the highlights of my career and I will always be grateful for having the opportunity to represent the region and for the level of support they have shown during my time with them as a player, especially during this recent injury.

"It has been difficult being forced to finish through injury. I've always enjoyed playing rugby, regardless of whether I was a professional or not. I would have continued for as long as possible.

"Fortunately I've been kept busy relocating my business Porthcawl Funeral Services from South Road to New Road Porthcawl which has certainly given me something to focus on.

"Through Richard Webster, I have had the opportunity to do some coaching with Maesteg RFC and I am working towards attaining a WRU level 3 coaching award."

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