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.

Rugby union career
Position(s) Flyhalf / Fullback / Centre
Current team Racing 92
Youth Career
2008 Sharks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Sharks Invitational XV 1 (5)
2009–2017 Sharks (Currie Cup) 30 (329)
2010–2017 Sharks 71 (757)
2017–present Racing 92 15 (60)
Correct as of 6 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 South African Schools 1 (5)
2008–present South Africa (tests) 56 (153)
2010–present South Africa (tour) 1 (0)
2010 South Africa Under-20 5 (75)
2013 Barbarians 3 (21)
2015 Springboks 1 (4)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (6)

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