Zara Phillips' husband retires from rugby

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17 July 2014

Zara Phillips' husband Mike Tindall has retired from professional rugby after 17 years of playing for England, Gloucester and Bath.

Zara Phillips' husband has retired from rugby. The 33-year-old royal - who is the daughter of Princess Anne - is married to former England rugby star Mike Tindall, who yesterday announced his retirement from the sport. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "After 17 years it's time to retire from rugby. I have been lucky enough to play with/against some great players, two greats clubs and had some amazing times.

'I have been lucky enough to play with some great players, two greats clubs and had some amazing times'

"Thank you to everyone who has supported me through my career."

The 35-year-old sportsman will now have more free time to spend with his and Zara's six-month-old daughter Mia Grace at their home in Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, South West England.

Mike played for the English national rugby team 75 times during his career and represented Bath and Gloucester at club level, making his final appearance for the latter in May when he marked the occasion by bringing his daughter onto the pitch at the end of the match.

Meanwhile, Zara Phillips - who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as part of Great Britain's equestrian team - continues to train and hopes to compete in the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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