Harlequins hooker Max Crumpton will retire immediately following his eight years career. The 26 years old sustained an injury that has ended his career. During the Heineken cup fixture away to bath on the 10th of January, he sustained a hamstring injury.
Harlequins will be there to support Crumpton continuously as he transitions to his post-playing career.
Makes Crumpton Gives Retirement Speech
Crumpton said on his retirement comment, I think every player has a dream of having their own fairy tale before the end of their career. While I haven’t had the opportunity to sign off from my time as a rugby player. I am proud of what I have achieved in the close to a decade as a rugby player.
I will like to say a big thanks to those in Harlequins, from the players, support staff, and the whole fans for their supports. And also for the dedication during my time at the club. I will also say a big thanks to everyone from my former clubs that influence me on my rugby journey. Most of all I thank my family for supporting me all the way.
My career has come to an end earlier than how I wanted, but there are a lot of fun memories to look back on. I am thankful also for the continuous support from Harlequins as I begin my life after rugby. It’s going to be great to come back as a fan when rugby resumes.
Crumpton Career Brief
Max Crumpton who was a graduate of the Saracens academy started his career in 2012 with the north London side subsequently signing for Plymouth Albion before a first stint with Harlequins on loan.
He later signed for Bristol bears, with 51 appearances for the west countryside over four years period. The dynamic hooker later returned to the club permanently in February 2018, he had 20 appearances. He also stayed for two seasons claiming two tries.
Harlequin’s head Paul Gustard said. I have known max from his early days at Saracens as a young boy, he is aggressive and confrontational in the pitch. When we finished fifth last season, Max developed himself as one of the key players in the team. He was highly respected y the staff and players too.
We wish him well as he moves forward in his life and the door is always opened for him.