RAW RUGBY: Emotional Warburton tribute will leave Welsh fans in the corner of their room in the foetal position
It has been a sad day for many fans in the rugby world. None more so than fans of Welsh rugby who have lost their hero in the form of Sam Warburton.
Their talismanic openside flanker has been a stalwart for Welsh rugby over the past eight years and the announcement of his retirement today has no doubt shocked the rugby world. Many believed that Warburton would be fit to at the very least be in contention for a World Cup spot in Japan. However, it was not to be after Warburton stated that, “his body could not go on anymore”.
The social media reaction to this news has been none other than monumental, (in rugby terms) with fans and celebrities alike leaving their support for the former Wales captain.
Congratulations to Sam Warburton on an amazing career.
Achieved so much, in a reasonably short career.
How he made it to 29, playing as he did, is remarkable.
King of the jackal.
Well played, Sam.
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) July 18, 2018
One of the modern greats of rugby. But more importantly a genuine great man. One of Wales greatest Ambassadors on and off the field. Best wishes for the future. Pob lwc @samwarburton_ @WelshRugbyUnion https://t.co/ylfqps747d
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) July 18, 2018
We hope you enjoy this short career tribute put together by the guys over at Raw Rugby.