WARRIORS academy product Andy Short has been forced to hang up his boots at the age of 26 due to a recurring hip injury.
Short, who scored ten tries in his 38 appearances for Warriors, made his debut in 2010 before moving to Bristol in 2013, where he spent two seasons.
He returned to Warriors for a second spell in 2015, but has been limited to just eight appearances in the last two campaigns due to a succession of injuries.
Despite having to quit rugby, Short has prepared for life after the game, having graduated with a first class honours degree in leadership and management at the University of Northumbria.
He is now studying for a masters in building surveying.
“I want to thank the club, the players, coaches, fans and most importantly, the physios who have put me back together over the years,” said Short.
“As I hang up my boots, I’ll be leaving the game behind with a heavy heart but looking forward to whatever life brings me next.
“My time in the game has been a rollercoaster, with ultimate highs and painful lows, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
“Thank you to everyone I’ve met along the way, playing the sport I love. I’ll look forward to following the success of my hometown club with immense pride in the forthcoming seasons,” he added.