AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 11: James Broadhurst of the All Blacks is tackled during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Trusts Stadium on August 11, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

All Black announces retirement due to concussion

All Black and former Hurricane James Broadhurst has hang up the boots due to concussion.

Broadhurst, who played just one Test for the All Blacks back in 2015, officially announced his retirement from rugby union on Friday, aged just 29.

The backrower has not played since August 2015 after suffering a concussion while playing for Taranaki in the national championship.

“I’ve been away from the game for a little over 18 months and still experience symptoms which affect my daily life,” Broadhurst said in a statement.

“My health has improved massively and this will undoubtedly give me quality of life in the future.”

Broadhurst played 71 games for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby from 2010 to 2016.

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