Duncan Bell retires after nine years with Bath

Aviva Premiership Rugby Club Bath have announced that Duncan Bell is to retire from the game at the end of the season.

A firm favourite amongst the Bath Rugby supporters, tighthead prop Duncan has made over 200 appearances in his time with the Club, having joined from Pontypridd in 2003.

He’s also scored eight tries in the Blue, Black and White, cementing his place in the Rec faithful’s affections.

He has represented England five times, and was part of the England Saxons squad in 2010 who won the Churchill Cup.

Speaking about the decision to retire Duncan said: ‘I have had a fantastic career, from starting out at Quins through to the last nine years here with Bath.”

“I began playing rugby for Bath Minis, so to have had such a long career here has been amazing and it’s been an honour to run out in the Bath shirt over 200 times.

‘I’d like to thank all the players, coaches and staff I’ve worked with over the years, and also the supporters who supported me throughout my career. It’s been a difficult decision to make, but I’m looking forward to the new challenges that await, primarily with my business Bell Financial Services.’

Nick Blofeld, Bath Rugby Chief Executive, added: ‘Belly has been a great servant to Bath Rugby throughout his time here, and has always been a larger than life character to have around; it is no surprise he became a real crowd favourite. “

“We would like to thank him for all his time with the Club and wish him the best of luck for the future.”


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