Ross Batty: Bathtub hooker broadcasts his retirement from skilled rugby on medical grounds


Ross Batty revamped 170 appearances for Bathtub over the course of an 11-year spell on the Premiership membership; “I am massively proud to have been right here at this membership for thus lengthy; to attain this many video games at Bathtub Rugby is one thing I am unbelievably happy with,” he stated

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Ross Batty is retiring after struggling a neck harm on the finish of final 12 months

Bathtub hooker Ross Batty has introduced his retirement from skilled rugby.

After a 16-year profession, 11 of which have been spent at The Rec, the 34-year-old will grasp up his boots on the finish of the season on medical recommendation following a neck harm sustained on the finish of 2020.

Batty, who revamped 170 appearances for the membership, stated: “I am massively proud to have been right here at this membership for lengthy; to attain this many video games at Bathtub Rugby is one thing I am unbelievably happy with.

“I by no means bought the prospect to play at a better stage so I made a agency perception to offer all the things for Bathtub after I performed. I am blissful and grateful to have had the chance.

“It has been a experience. It has been nice enjoyable and I’ve genuinely liked it. Bathtub is an effective membership to be part of and hopefully, I am going to be capable to get down to some video games sooner or later. I am very grateful for my time right here, I’ve liked each minute of it.”

Batty, who hails from Tyneside, is ready to stay within the metropolis of Bathtub as he embarks upon a brand new profession.

“I am completely at peace with retirement now and I am actually trying ahead to the long run and what may come subsequent for me,” he stated.

“I’ll keep down right here for the foreseeable future as I really like this a part of the world. I’ve simply bought a job with Stonewood Builders. I am very blissful to have the chance there; they’ve helped put a plan collectively to develop over the subsequent 5 years and I can not wait to get caught in. It is a new chapter I am massively excited for.”

Bathtub director of rugby Stuart Hooper, who performed alongside Batty earlier than hanging up his boots, stated: “Ross has been an unbelievable servant for our membership and was a key a part of the pack within the Premiership ultimate in 2015.”

Batty’s profession started enjoying for Darlington Mowden Park Minis earlier than progressing at Barnard Fort Faculty and finally being picked up by the Newcastle Falcons academy. His Premiership debut got here for the Falcons in opposition to Saracens in 2006.

Batty spent the 2009-10 season with Rotherham Titans earlier than making the transfer to Bathtub.





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