Ernst Joubert: Saracens forward to retire at end of month

Ernst Joubert
Ernst Joubert played for South African sides Western Province and Golden Lions before joining Saracens

Saracens forward Ernst Joubert is to retire at the end of the month.

The 35-year old South African number eight joined Sarries in July 2009 and has won two Premiership titles with the club and last season's LV= Cup.

In all, he has made 113 appearances for the club, scoring 13 tries.

"There's definitely a tinge of sadness, deciding to hang up your boots, but I'm overwhelmed and joyful when I think of all the great memories I've made here," Joubert told the club website.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall added: "Ernst has been a truly fantastic player during his six years at Saracens.

"He has played a huge role in helping us become a side that is challenging on the field and has been extremely important in establishing a brilliant culture off the field. I'm sure all Saracens fans will give Ernie the send-off he so richly deserves."

Before the end of November, Saracens host Toulouse and Worcester Warriors, either side of a trip to face Ulster.

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