Gaz Denman Retires from Professional Rugby
19th May 2022
We can announce that tighthead prop Gaz Denman has confirmed his retirement from professional rugby.
The 31-year-old front rower originally signed for the Knights in the summer of 2020 with an impressive portfolio of experience in the top-flight of English rugby, the Premiership.
Gaz was a Northampton Saint for four years – a time during which he was involved in the club’s Premiership and European Challenge Cup double in 2013/14. His contribution to the Saints saw him called up for an England cap against the Barbarians the following year.
Following his time at Franklin’s Gardens, Gaz signed with Gloucester in 2017 – making 22 appearances for the Kingsholm outfit before heading to fellow Championship side Coventry.
It was from there that the experienced forward signed for Doncaster Knights.
A powerful pillar to have in any scrum, Gaz was a valuable addition to the Knights pack in all his appearances in a Donny shirt – both on the road and at home at Castle Park.
Announcing his retirement, Gaz commented: “I have played with and against the best players in the world, but truly the best part about my career has been that I have met and made friends with some class blokes.
“I have made loads of unforgettable memories on the field but even more importantly off the field I will cherish forever.”
We thank Gaz for his contribution to the Knights shirt and wish him all the very best for whatever comes after rugby, and hope that he will be back at Castle Park at some point in the future to cheer on the Knights.