Dragons centre Wardle quits rugby to become a pharmacist

Ross Wardle
Ross Wardle (left) is to become a pharmacist after being released by the Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons centre Ross Wardle has retired from rugby to become a pharmacist.

The 25-year-old sustained a knee injury during the Premiership Sevens tournament in Cardiff in the summer which required surgery.

He will continue his rehab alongside the Dragons medical team, but has been hired in a managerial position as a pharmacist.

The Dragons confirmed Wardle has been released from his contract.

Wardle joined the region in 2012 after impressing coaches during his time with Principality Premiership club Bedwas. He went on to make 50 appearances for the Dragons.

Wardle completed a degree alongside his rugby commitments whilst at the club.

A statement from the Dragons said: "Newport Gwent Dragons are delighted that, whilst his rugby career may have been put on hold, the opportunity to pursue interests outside of rugby has resulted in him being recruited into a managerial position {as a pharmacist]."

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