GARRY LAW will today play his final game of rugby as he calls time on his career.

After over 100 appearances in a Mowden Park shirt, Law has opted to concentrate next season as head coach.

He admitted: “It is a decision that I have not taken lightly and one that I've put a lot of thought into. During my playing career I have always said that I do not want to keep playing when my body is telling me another thing”.

"I am very proud that I have managed to be involved in every match this season but it has not been easy with many an occasion not being able to get out of a jog until the Thursday night training which I’m sure the players will verify!

"I'm hugely honoured to have played to a very high standard and against/with some unbelievably talented players since signing my first contract in 2005.

"I’m 34 now and feel I’ve had a good enough innings playing and now want to focus fully on coaching and trying help DMP fulfil its ambitions of being consistently competitive and pushing for promotion in the future."

Law’s 105th appearance for the club is against Bishop’s Stortford, who sit a point behind Mowden in the table.

The last three meetings between the sides have been settled by last minute tries and conversions.

Their final league game of the season will be preceded by a special charity fixture, raising money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The charity was set up by former British and Irish Lion Doddie Weir, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2017.

The game will see a Durham County President’s XV take on a Teesside Barbarians XV at noon, before Mowden’s finale at 3pm. Players from clubs across the region will come together for a one off fixture, with various fundraising activities throughout the afternoon spanning both games.

Supporters entering the Arena before 12.45pm can enjoy both games for just £5 for adults, and free for U16s.