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Has Ed Slater retired from rugby union? Why did Ed Slater retire?


Edward Nicholas Slater born August 1, 1988, is a former English rugby union player who most recently played for Gloucester Rugby.

Slater was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in July 2022 and retired from professional rugby at the end of the season.

He played at lock and represented England at the Under-20s level.

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Has Ed Slater retired from rugby union?

Slater retired from the union in July 2022 due to his medical situation.

He made the decision to retire immediately after learning of his condition.

Why did Ed Slater retire?

The English rugby player has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease.

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His club, Gloucester Rugby put out a statement that read:

“Gloucester Rugby is deeply pained to announce that Ed Slater has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

“Following six months of testing, Ed’s diagnosis was confirmed last week, and as a result, with the support of his family, friends and Gloucester Rugby, he has made the difficult decision to retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.

“Everyone at Gloucester Rugby players, management and staff are entirely committed to supporting Ed, his wife Jo and his three children in whatever way required.

We know the same will be true of Gloucester and Leicester fans, and the wider rugby community.”

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