Rory Lamont: Scotland & Glasgow full-back ends professional career

Rory Lamont

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full-back Rory Lamont has announced his retirement from professional rugby because of injury.

The 30-year-old failed to fully recover after breaking his leg against France in a 2012 Six Nations match.

Lamont said: "I'm sad to be retiring from professional rugby but I've been struggling with injury for some time now.

"It's clear I won't be able to get back to the level I was playing at before."

Perthshire-born Lamont's first spell with Glasgow was from 2004 to 2007, when he scored 19 tries in 55 games before moving to Sale Sharks and then Toulon.

He left the French side to rejoin Glasgow in 2011 but only made six appearances in his second stint.

Lamont won 29 caps for Scotland after making his debut against Wales in 2005.

The Warriors' play-off place in the Pro12 is secure going into their final league match of the season against Connacht on 3 May.

"Despite a tough time personally it's been a privilege to see the boys do so well and make such good progress this season," Lamont told the club's website.

"It's fantastic to have been at the club during this exciting time and I wish them all the very best for the remaining games this season."

Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend went on record to thank Lamont for his contribution to the Scotstoun-based side.