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Voyce announces his retirement
ESPN Staff
May 16, 2013
Wasps' Lawrence Dallaglio and Tom Voyce pose with the Anglo-Welsh Cup silverware, London Wasps v Llanelli Scarlets, Anglo-Welsh Cup final, Twickenham, April 9, 2006
Tom Voyce poses with Wasps team-mate Lawrence Dallaglio following his Man of the Match performance in his side's 2006 Anglo-Welsh Cup final triumph over Scarlets © PA Photos

Former England international Tom Voyce has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.

Premiership all-time leading try-scorers

  • Mark Cueto - 78
  • Steve Hanley - 75
  • Tom Varndell - 73
  • Paul Sackey - 68
  • Tom Voyce - 66
  • James Simpson-Daniel - 63
  • Neil Back - 59
  • Ben Cohen - 58
  • Geordan Murphy - 57
  • Josh Lewsey - 56

One of the most decorated players of the professional era, Voyce has opted to call time on a career that included two Heineken Cups, three Premiership titles, two Anglo-Welsh Cup victories and nine Test caps for England.

The 32-year-old began his professional career at Bath in 1997 where he caught the eye of England coach Sir Clive Woodward who handed him his international debut against the USA in 2001.

The versatile back switched to Premiership rivals London Wasps in 2003 and tasted both Premiership and Heineken Cup glory in his first season. The following season he scored the then quickest try in Premiership history (9.63 seconds against Harlequins), won a second Premiership title as well as added to his England caps on the summer tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Anglo-Welsh Cup glory would follow in 2006 with his Man of the Match performance propelling Wasps past the Scarlets at Twickenham. Further silverware followed in 2007, as Wasps defeated Leicester in the Heineken Cup final and Voyce collected his third Premiership winner's medal in 2008 with their old foes Leicester beaten once again in the title-decider.

Voyce moved to Gloucester in 2009 and shared in their Anglo-Welsh Cup success in 2011 before joining London Welsh in 2012 for one final Premiership season.

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