We almost knew that it was coming even before Pat Lambie moved to France but it still feel it is way too soon.
Patrick Lambie has announced his retirement from all forms of the game after another setback at the end of last season European season.
At the age of 28 he still had a lot to give to the game but a series of head injuries has force one of the nicest guys in the game to call it a day.
He played 56 Test matches for the Boks, 71 Super Rugby matches for the Sharks and 30 times for them in the Currie Cup.
All over social media people were gutted that to hear the news.
Springbok front-row legend Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira has paid an emotional tribute to former team-mate Pat Lambie who has been forced into retirement at 28.
Mtawarira wrote, “Gutted to hear of your premature retirement brother @PatLambie great player, great career, great teammate and a better friend. All the best with the next chapter”.
He was a ten that could distribute, putting players in space and had a boot to back it up as well.
His goal kicking was also and added value to any team he played for and how can we forget the last minute penalty he kicked for the Springboks win over the All Blacks in Pretoria.
He is a modest guys who did not shy away from taking charge.
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