Please read the following message from Josh James, our young tighthead prop, who has taken the decision to retire from the game:
“After several concussions and speaking to the experts and my family I have decided to retire with my good health at the ripe old age of 22.
I would like to thank Ebbw Vale RFC for giving me the opportunity to play Premiership rugby. It has been my absolute pleasure to have played with this fantastic group of players, I am gutted I will not play my part along side them on the playing field.
My family and I would like thank Rhys and Saran for the professional way they have carried out their duties. In my short time at the club I have made lots of friends, players, coaches and Ebbw supporters who are the best in the league,
I would just like to wish Jon Jones, Greg Woods, Martyn Cooke and the rest of coaching staff and everyone associated with this great club all the very best for the future!”
Naturally, everyone at the club wishes Josh every success, and good health, in the future and we hope to see him at ECP where he will always be very welcome.