RYAN Lamb who famously kicked Worcester Warriors back into the Premiership four years ago has called time on his professional playing career.

The 33-year-old fly-half confirmed his retirement with a post on social media, saying “the time has come to hang up my boots”.

Lamb went down in Warriors folklore in May 2015 when he landed a last-gasp conversion to beat Bristol in a dramatic Championship play-off final at Sixways.

It was the highlight of his three and a half seasons at Warriors where he made 31 Premiership appearances.

Lamb racked up more than 1,000 points in England’s top-flight having made his name at Gloucester before having spells at London Irish, Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers and Warriors.

The Gloucester-born stand-off who represented England Saxons in 2008 left Worcester for France in May 2017 after signing a two-year deal with Top 14 club La Rochelle.

During his time at La Rochelle he played 18 matches and chalked up 86 points before deciding to call it day when his contract expired this summer.

Lamb (@ryan_lamb) said: “The time has come to hang up my boots!

“I would like to thank every player, coach and fans that have helped and supported me over the last 15 years.

“I feel so lucky to be able to travel the globe and play with and against some of the best players in the world but more importantly I’ve met some great people who I will call friends for life!

“Biggest thank you to my family – without my mum and dad I would have never had the opportunities when I was young – and also to my wife Danielle and my children who have followed and supported me everywhere on my rugby journey.

“Love you all.

“Onto the next chapter!”