Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Andy Saull has announced his retirement from professional rugby.

Saull joined Yorkshire Carnegie in 2015 on a two year contract from Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons.

He made his debut against Jersey and went on to play a further 18 times and finished as one of the side’s top try scorers with 13 tries. Last season he made a further 15 appearances, 12 of which were in the starting line up with one try against Ealing Trailfinders in January. He made his final appearance in the final game of the regular season against the Trailfinders at Headingley Carnegie.

The London born player, is a former England Saxons international, who played over 100 games for Saracens before moving to Newcastle in 2013, where he made 19 Premiership appearances.

He made his Saracens debut in 2007 aged 19, and that year earned a call up to the England Saxons squad. He was a regular in the 2010-11 title winning squad and played in the Premiership final against Leicester Tigers.