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Matt makes decision to call time on his distinguished Leicester career at the end of the season

Former Oakham School pupil Matt Smith has announced his retirement at the end of the season after 14 years of professional rugby with Leicester Tigers.

The Tigers Academy graduate made his senior debut for Leicester in March 2006 after he had represented Oakham School three years earlier in their Daily Mail Cup final win at Twickenham

He has since gone on to make 227 appearances and score 30 tries for his home-town club after following in the footsteps of his father, Ian ‘Dosser’ Smith - who is currently the director of rugby coaching at Oakham School - in playing for Leicester.

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