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Wales fly-half Elinor Snowsill announces her retirement

22 Aug 2023 1 minute read
Elinor Snowsill – Image: David Davies / PA Media

Wales fly-half Elinor Snowsill has announced her retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.

Snowsill won 76 caps during a 14-year international career, playing in four World Cups and representing Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 34-year-old will take up a role with Cardiff Met University as player development lead for a new East Wales Player Development Centre.

“It is bittersweet to announce my retirement from international rugby at this point,” Snowsill said, in a Welsh Rugby Union statement.

“After being on a rollercoaster full of highs and many lows, it feels like we are really gaining momentum as a squad and are getting close to achieving great things within the game.

“I have no doubt the squad will go on to push rugby in Wales to new heights.”

Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham added: “Her diligence, willingness to learn and professionalism are an example to the current squad and to any young player who wants to play for Wales.

“While it is always sad to see players retire, knowing she will not be lost to the game is great news.”

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