London Irish Chief Executive, Bob Casey paid tribute to Andy Goode following the announcement of his retirement.

Andy reluctantly announced his retirement from rugby today after failing to recover from injuries sustained and the resulting surgeries.

Casey said: “This is really disappointing news for Andy, he has had a brilliant career and we were looking forward to him making an impact this season at London Irish. Unfortunately, it is not to be and Andy will now move onto the next chapter of his life and we wish him and his family all the best.

“Looking ahead, we are now more prepared than ever to deal with unforeseen changes in the rugby department. The new coaching team have worked tirelessly with the squad throughout pre-season and have four good fly halves at their disposal in Shane Geraghty, Chris Noakes and Theo Brophy-Clews and Christian Lewis-Pratt, the latter two performing well last Friday against Munster in Cork. 

“Preparation for the start of the Aviva Premiership season continues and we now look forward to the Cunningham-Duncombe Series which takes place at the end of this month.”

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