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Alex Crockett retires from rugby
ESPN Staff
May 20, 2014
Alex Crockett runs with the ball against Leicester Tigers at the Rec, November 15 2008
Alex Crockett has enjoyed 12 years in the Premiership © Getty Images
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Newcastle Falcons centre Alex Crockett has retired from rugby.

Crockett, who played for the England Saxons, made 125 appearances for Bath Rugby before then spending time with both Worcester and Newcastle. Crockett will now look to go into coaching at either school or club level.

"I think in the end it came down to an accumulation of picking up a lot of injuries throughout my career," Crockett said. "With my knees not what they used to be, I was starting to struggle to get by week to week. When you feel like you can't contribute, it's probably time to call it a day. I think Sam Vesty said it perfectly when he retired, that when the game got faster he got slower, and I think that's the same for me."

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