End of the road for Nieto

Thu, 02 May 2013 18:03
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Azzurri and Saracens tighthead Carlos Nieto has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.

Azzurri and Saracens tighthead Carlos Nieto has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.

In a career where he was capped 34 times by Italy, the 37-year-old has decided to hang up his boots at the end of the current campaign, but the tighthead still harbours hopes of claiming more honours.

“I’m really excited for the rest of the season, and to be honest I don’t feel like I’m retiring yet, it hasn’t crossed my mind,” said Nieto.

“I’m only thinking about preparing for the next few games which will hopefully bring the club more success. I’m still getting nervous every week, and I’m still looking to achieve and improve on the training pitch and in the gym.

“I still look forward to every game as if I was when I began my professional career when I was 22 years old. It’s close to the end of my career and I’ve been extremely lucky that at the end of my time here in English rugby, that I have been able to play for the best team in England.

“I have been fortunate to win the Premiership in my time here, and we are in the great position at the moment to finish my career winning another title."

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