Tim Visser calls time on playing career

Prolific winger who made big impact for Edinburgh, Scotland and latterly Harelquins says it is time to pursue a different path

Tim Visser in action for Harlequins against Glasgow Warriors in Perth at the start of this season. Image: ©Fotosport/David Gibson

FORMER Edinburgh and Scotland winger Tim Visser has announced his retirement from rugby at the end of the season.

The Netherlands-born 31-year-old scored 69 tries in 130 appearances for Edinburgh between 2010 and 2015, fishing the PRO12 season as top try scored in four consecutive seasons. He then moved to Harlequins where he scored 39 tries in 66 games. After qualifying to play for Scotland through the three-year residency rule in 2012, he scored 14 tries in 33 Tests, before announcing his retirement from international rugby at the end of last season.

“I feel now is the time for me to move on to new challenges outside of rugby with my young family,” said Visser. “I’m looking forward to trying and proving myself in a completely different career.”

Visser will not be involved tomorrow as Harlequins take on Wasps in Coventry, knowing that a victory could see the leap-frog ahead of fourth placed Northampton Saints into the Premiership play-offs. Saints face a tough challenge away to high-flying Exeter Chiefs.

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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.