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NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Discussion started by Marching On , 07 November, 2019 12:04
NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Marching On 07 November, 2019 12:04
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Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
smitferbrainz 07 November, 2019 12:06
Legend. Thanks for everything. Saint forever!

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
rugbymel 07 November, 2019 12:09
Thank you Dylan, Saint#1808, for your outstanding contribution to club and country. A true Saints legend. All the best for the future.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Walks11 07 November, 2019 12:12
not unexpected and a sad way to finish, always thought not making the WC England squad would be end of career but to give him his due tried to fight back for a Saints swan song. No doubt the trolls will be out in force on social media for the various discretions. A warts and all autobiography would be an interesting read that's for sure. given his Saints legendary status and undoubted leadership qualities hope the Club find a role for him somewhere. Good luck to him.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Longers 07 November, 2019 12:17
Very sad news.

Every sportsman knows there will come a time when they have to retire, and we hope it will be at a time under our control. Twas not to be for Dylan.

I am very pleased to have seen his career flourish, and wish him luck for the future.

I also hope the club manage to keep him involved somewhere where he can pass on his knowledge and experience.

Good luck Dyls.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Saint Tim 07 November, 2019 12:22
Thank you Dylan - It has been one hell of a ride.

I wish you every success in wherever life takes you next.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
smitferbrainz 07 November, 2019 12:24
Offy suggests a role as Club Ambassador has been offered to him. Iíve no idea if such a role carries a salary or what such a role entails. Also it doesnít mention whether he has accepted it. I guess it depends on what his situation is and what he plans to do. If we donít involve him somehow in terms of the coaching and academy I think weíd be daft but it depends on how Chris Boyd etc see things of course. Whatever he does I wish him all the very best as Iím sure we all do.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Dragonboy 07 November, 2019 12:25
A true Saintsman and a Legend. Thanks for everything youíve done for the club and for the other players.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Lloydie 07 November, 2019 12:28
Ditto all the above. Thanks Dylan ďonce a Saint always a SaintĒ

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Wilson Pickett 07 November, 2019 12:29
Thank you for your efforts Dylan. Our only Prem winning captain. Best of luck in future endeavours.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Saintalex 07 November, 2019 12:30
I honestly canít put what I want to say in words. Absolutely gutted. Although I have been waiting for the news a while. A true Saint, they donít make them like that anymore. Thanks Dylan for everything. Legend

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
ElySaint 07 November, 2019 12:43
Simply, thank you Dylan, for all you have put into the jersey and the club as a whole. Legend.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
195Rich 07 November, 2019 12:48
Very sad news but not unexpected I suppose. One of the Saints greats. Do hope the club will find a role for him he is still a very young man and I am sure he has a great deal to offer the club and the wider game.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Neil-H 07 November, 2019 12:48
Gutted for him, for the club and I feel gutted, an absolute club legend and I don't use that word lightly...

Thank you for everything Dylan

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
riverlodge 07 November, 2019 12:50
Even though we knew this was likely, reading it in print has actually brought a tear to my eye.
You have never been perfect Dylan, but you've given us everything (much unseen) and even when others have had the arm band you were our skipper, our heartbeat, our leader.
Thankyou, and my very, very best wishes.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
ajack 07 November, 2019 12:53
Always a shame to see anyone have to finish earlier than they planned but hopefully the injuries are not serious enough to effect his future life. It really doesn't seem that long ago he was struggling to get a start for England and finishes as second most capped player.

As Walks11 said an autobiography would be some read, some real highs and lows but a great time to have done all that he has achieved. Good luck wherever life takes him.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
BrianB 07 November, 2019 12:54
One 2 in England, there's only one 2 in England......

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
twsaint 07 November, 2019 13:07
One of the Greats. Dylan, thanks for everything and good luck.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Deesaint 07 November, 2019 13:14
Early days but letís hope the club will arrange something where we can all show our appreciation of a truly great Saintsman

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
MarchingIn 07 November, 2019 13:23
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Deesaint
Early days but letís hope the club will arrange something where we can all show our appreciation of a truly great Saintsman

Agreed. There were those times of huge frustration with Dylan being a hot head, but it can never be said that he did not bleed gold black and green. I'm really glad he just snuck past the 250 cap milestone, and feel we should have a chance to show our gratitude for all that he helped Saints to achieve and his dedication to the club.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Yorkie Saint 07 November, 2019 13:29
Thanks skipper

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
AlexC 07 November, 2019 13:31
Simply all the best for the future Dylan! It happens to all sportsmen at some point and time to plan and start the rest of your life and put other priorities first, so hope that is all a positive experience!

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Saintsby 07 November, 2019 13:38
Dylan it has been a privilege to share your journey in the GB&G and white and rose of England. You are the meaning of the words Saintsman and legend. The very best of good fortune for where life takes you next

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
ancient mariner 07 November, 2019 13:43
How can one add to what has been said by all above? We'll miss you Dylan and all the very best for a long, healthy, prosperous and above all, happy, future for you and your family.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
ramseysaint 07 November, 2019 13:59
All the best to him.

It's been on the cards for a while now. Better to bow out while still relatively fit and healthy than to end up a punch drunk old player. I can see more players retiring younger in the future, health matters more than trophies and prizes.

Good luck for the future.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
SaintMaul 07 November, 2019 14:14
A heartfelt thank you Dylan for everything you have given our club.

I hope you stay in the game.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
tedge 07 November, 2019 15:04
A future DoR somewhere

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Saint.Kenneth 07 November, 2019 15:07
It feels like a bereavement.

Thereís a reason every head coach heís played for has made him captain.

Thank you, respect you, admire you,

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Pagel best ever 07 November, 2019 15:15
Thank you Dylan

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Saint For Life 07 November, 2019 15:18
A leader and a great player for Saints and England . Will always be a Saints legend and I hope he continues to be involved with Saints and the local community .

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Scrummy 07 November, 2019 15:20
Thank you Dylan. One of the greats. Letís hope the club can find a way to honour him.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Jaysee3 07 November, 2019 15:26
Top Man.
Thanks Dylan.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
LadySaint77 07 November, 2019 15:36
Thank you Dylan. You should be very proud of your career

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Saint Stokey 07 November, 2019 15:43
Next home game, it would be great to have a presentation at half time or full time so the fans get to say thank you.

Whole ground applauding one of our greatest captains.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
smitferbrainz 07 November, 2019 16:49
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Saint Stokey
Next home game, it would be great to have a presentation at half time or full time so the fans get to say thank you.
Whole ground applauding one of our greatest captains.

Great idea, European match at home so itíll be on TV.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
mayhem 07 November, 2019 17:02
Thanks Dylan, leader, legend and great guy

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Aberavon Wizard 07 November, 2019 18:07
A great many players beyond the Gardens have said he is/was the best Captain they ever played with - speaks volumes for the man.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
herbie85 07 November, 2019 18:16
Legend. Word used a lot, often without cause but what a bloke, absolute mainstay at the saints for over a decade

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Angus67 07 November, 2019 18:19
After the first match in which he captained Saints I briefly spoke with him and said well played skip, there was a flash of recognition in his eyes that he was the captain, at that point he looked young and had a lot to learn, little did I think that I would nine years later see him at the Garden's England's captain with an aura of leadership around him.

He has had some really tough times, but proven himself. Legend is often used but, in this case justified.

Thank you skip. Well played and good luck in your future, wherever it may take you hopefully it will lead you back to the Garden's.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
St Saltaire 07 November, 2019 18:19
A sad day for Saints and Rugby. Thank you for the entertainment and leadership. Best wishes for the future.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Scooby Saint COYS 07 November, 2019 18:29
Legendary: as a captain, as a player, as a man.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
andysaint 07 November, 2019 18:38
A massive player for England and Saints. He has achieved so much in a fine career. Sure there were downsides but who hasnít had them? He has played a huge amount of games for England and Saints in terms of quantity and big occasions. Will no doubt be missed massively and hope he sticks around in some capacity with the club. Itís been a pleasure to watch him play and hope his knee causes him no long lasting effects.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Stockers 07 November, 2019 18:43
That's sad news and all I can say is a huge thank you Dylan.

A warrior who brought the warrior spirit out amongst his team mates. Our Premiership captain!

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Saint Nath 08 November, 2019 07:13
A True testament too Dylan is how many players have thanked him since this news for helping them and there careers and importantly quite often helping them personally.

He invested everything he had in too the Team and the players around him, and that has seen him become one of the most respected players by other players of a generation.

He constantly strived for better from himself and his peers.

A warrior, a gentemen, a leader, a SAINT.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Le marseillais 08 November, 2019 10:35
Very surprised by this sudden news.
Hard player, but nice guy outside the pitch.
Iconic for you, so all the best for the future Dylan.



ASM Clermont Auvergne supporter

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Vambo 08 November, 2019 13:20
A very sad day for your club.

Regardless of all the negativity from non saints fans he should always be a legend at the Gardens

Good luck to him in the future

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Guildford Saint 09 November, 2019 10:23
Best of luck Dylan.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
Bartonsaint 09 November, 2019 12:19
Thanks for everything, Dylan.
True legend and Saintsman.
Good luck with whatever the future holds.

Re: NEWS: Dylan retires from professional rugby
GSaint 09 November, 2019 14:29
Good luck Dylan, and thanks for everything you have done for the Saints


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