Harlequins player Winston Stanley has been forced to retirement following medical advice.
The former Samoan international has been forced to retire following medical advice.
Stanley joined Harlequins in 2015 from the Highlanders, registering 19 appearances and one try during his time at the club.
"I was devastated to receive the news and it has been hard to come to terms with," said Stanley, "I'd like to thank all the Quins staff for their unwavering support, especially the strength and conditioning and medical staff for their exhaustive efforts with my rehabilitation."
Director of Rugby John Kingston commented: “Winston has been the ultimate consummate professional in his time at Harlequins. It is, therefore, really very upsetting to have to accept the news that injury is forcing his retirement.
“He is a man who has always given his all to the club, forever putting the group ahead of himself as an individual in the list of priorities. He will be much missed as a player but also as a person. Winston will always be welcome back at The Stoop in the years to come and, on behalf of everyone at Harlequins, we wish him and his family all the very best going forward.”