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May to call time on career

London Welsh captain Tom May has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.

May 35, led the Exiles to last season's Championship title triumph.

A powerful centre, who has also played for Newcastle, Toulon and Northampton, May won two England caps in 2009.

"It's a tough decision to make," May said, in a statement released by London Welsh.

"I 've been playing for quite a while and it's what I've grown up knowing, so there is a certain amount of fear that goes with making that decision, but also a huge amount of excitement.

"I've been lucky to play for some really great clubs - Newcastle, where it all started, Toulon, Northampton and then having the opportunity to try and create something with London Welsh in terms of getting out of the Championship and then playing this season in the Premiership.

"This season hasn't gone as we would have hoped, but I've really enjoyed working with the guys at London Welsh."

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