FORMER Worcester Warriors wing Tom Biggs has announced his retirement from professional rugby following medical advice.

The injury-plagued 33-year-old told his Twitter followers he had undertaken “numerous operations” and was “very disappointed” to have to hang up his boots.

Following his arrival at Warriors in 2014, Biggs made an instant impact, scoring 14 tries in 22 appearances in their Championship promotion-winning campaign.

But he was hampered by injuries in the next two seasons and was among a number of players to be released at the end of last term.

Biggs has also had spells at Yorkshire Carnegie, Newcastle Falcons and Bath and been capped for England at under 21s, sevens and Saxons level.

Biggs said: “Following medical advice, it is with regret that I am having to retire from professional rugby.

“After a lengthy rehab process with numerous operations, I had hoped to return to play and am very disappointed that this not be possible.

“I loved playing on a weekend, not so much on a Monday night. Wish I had achieved a bit more, but I always gave everything I had and at least I got to hold a bag at Penny Hill Park a couple of times.

“I really enjoyed winding people up, and getting bites out of people on a daily basis and will miss that, but hopefully I can still achieve it through social media.

“Having had a lot of fun wherever I played, worked with, and met some great people and been to some amazing places.

“Thank you to anyone who has ever helped me and supported me.”