He’s played for Richmond, Bristol, Sale and Toulon, so you could argue that loosehead prop Andrew Sheridan is a man who continually sought a tougher test; a bigger scrap. Now he has called time on his career, due to a long-term a neck injury.
It wasn’t a bad run the big man had. He won a Premiership title and a Challenge Cup with Sale. He was a key player in Toulon’s 2013 Heineken Cup triumph. He had 40 England caps, going on two Rugby World Cup trips, the first as a key member of the finalists’ side in France in 2007, the second in 2011 – a trip unfortunately cut short after one game because of a shoulder injury.
There have been highs, which may perhaps soften the blow of ending his playing days. What’s next? Well according to his management: “Andrew will now focus on completing his qualifications in wine, before looking to forge a new career in the trade.”
So there you go: wine. A happy ending of sorts. Lets not feel too down for Sheridan, but rather revel in some of these fine pictures, taken throughout the prop’s career. Maybe there are a few images here you’ve never seen before…