Canadian rugby star John Moonlight retires to become a firefighter


WATCH: John Moonlight, a staple of Canadian rugby since 2009, has retired from the sport.

The physically-imposing forward served as captain of the sevens team, helping guide Canada to gold medals at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games as well as the country’s first win on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series last year in Singapore.

Moonlight will be driving from Victoria back to his hometown of Pickering, Ont. to become a firefighter ? something he’s been working toward for about three years.

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