Peter Grant likely to retire if Force axed

    2017-05-31 12:16

    Cape Town - Former Stormers and Springbok flyhalf Peter Grant may have no choice but to retire should the Western Force be cut from Super Rugby in 2018. 

    The 32-year-old has been at the Force since the beginning of the 2016 season and is settled in Perth with his wife and three kids. 

    But with next year's tournament being reduced from 18 to 15 teams, Australia must part ways with one of their franchises and at this stage it looks likely that it will be the Force. 

    According to New Zealand website Stuff, Grant would seriously consider retirement if that was to be the case. 

    "I'd hate to uproot my family again and jet off somewhere else," Grant was quoted as saying.

    "My parents live here. My brother lives here. My daughter is now going to school here.

    "I might have to go into early retirement if the Force are cut."

    Grant started the season behind flyhalf Jono Lance in the Force pecking order, but he has enjoyed some game time in recent weeks with Lance currently recovering from a broken hand. 

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