Double Heineken Cup winner Ben Kay has confirmed he will leave the cub with no hard feeings after Leicester chose not to renew his contract.
The Tigers lock Kay is leaving the club at the end of the season after 11 years playing at the top level, enjoying a glittering spell with the Engish side
He was a key member of Dean Richards' Heineken Cup winners of 2001 and 2002 and helped his country to Word Cup glory in 2003.
Kay, who is 34, had hoped to play for another season but was not offered a contract.
"That's life, that's professional rugby," said Kay, who will say goodbye to the fans at Welford Road on Sunday when Tigers meet Bath in the Guinness Premiership semi-finals.
"I was always of the opinion that you should stay loyal to one club but, as I have found out this year, if that club don't want you they will move you on," Kay, who has had offers to move to France, told The Express.
"There is no bitterness on my part. It is business. It isn't personal. Richard Cockerill is the guy with his head sticking up above the parapet and he has to make the right decisions for him.
"Loyalties to friends can't come into it. That's life. Leicester don't owe me anything. I always wanted to finish my career here and I may still do that.
"There are things that can make me emotional but I don't know if appearing for the last time at Welford Road will be one of them. We'll have to see, if I play, at the weekend."
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