England World Cup winner Mike Tindall has confirmed his retirement from rugby after a 17-year career.

The Gloucester centre has not been offered a new deal at Kingsholm and instead will pursue a career in broadcasting.

Tindall, married to Zara Phillips - daughter of the Princess Royal - becomes the final member of England's World Cup winning team of 2003 to announce their retirement from the game.

"After 17 years It's time to retire from rugby," Tindall wrote on Twitter. "I have been lucky to play with/against some great players, Two great clubs and had some amazing times. Thank you to everyone who has supported me through my career!"

The 35 year old enjoyed spells at Bath and Gloucester but he will be best remembered for a stellar 11-year international career which included the World Cup win in Australia, during which he played at outside-centre.

His career though wasn't without its controversies, with Tindall a central figure during England ill-disciplined 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign which saw several players reprimanded for a series off-the-field incidents.