The Undefeated: USA Rugby great Phaidra Knight retires after 20-year career

USA Rugby great Phaidra Knight retires after 20-year career

One of American rugby’s greatest players has decided to leave the sport she has dominated and help usher into the American consciousness for the past two decades.

Phaidra Knight, a three-time Rugby World Cup participant and Player of the Decade award winner, announced her plans to retire from professional and international competition, ending a career that began in 1997 and spanned multiple coasts and continents.

The 42-year-old will transition from the field — or pitch, as it’s called in rugby — to the booth, as she signed a broadcasting deal with NBC Sports to serve as a studio analyst during the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin, Ireland.

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