London Scottish regrets to announce that Chevvy Pennycook has been forced to retire through injury.
The flanker played 61 times for the club scoring eight tries, and since joining in 2013 he was voted Players’ Player of the Season in his debut year, and was also named in the Greene King IPA Championship Dream XV.
The 28-year-old featured in seven matches this season before announcing his retirement. Chevvy was an England Under-20 international, and also played for Bristol and Moseley before joining the Scots.
Pennycook said: “I'm absolutely gutted to be retiring. I loved every minute playing for Scottish and have made some life time friends. The supporters have been amazing and I have made some memories which I will never forget.”
He added: “I would like to say thanks to the coaching and medical staff for always looking after me, and I wish everyone the best of luck for the rest of the season.”
London Scottish President Rod Lynch praised Pennycook’s influence at the club. “Chevvy has been a stalwart of the Scottish pack for as long as we have been in the Championship.
“Despite being an easy going guy he is known throughout the league as a ferocious tackler. His partnership with Mark Bright and Neil Best was one of the best ever London Scottish back rows. We wish him well with whatever he does next.”
Chevvy was presented with a 21-year-old bottle of Glengoyne Whisky and a signed shirt after the win over Yorkshire Carnegie from Sir David Reid as recognition of his contribution to the club.