Richard Hill has not ruled out playing one last game for beaten Heineken Cup semi-finalists Saracens.
The England World Cup winner, who will be 35 next month and is in his final season before retirement, struggled to hold back tears following Saracens’ 18-16 defeat to Munster.
The pulsating encounter could prove to be his final appearance in Saracens colours, but if Hill’s ravaged left knee can stand it, he might appear against Guinness Premiership opponents Bristol on May 10.
Hill said: “There are too many emotions at the moment. I am not ready to decide if I will play against Bristol.
“It was tough coming off knowing it was the last time I will ever play at that level of competition.
“But given what I have been through the last few years, there is huge satisfaction to get within a score of reaching a Heineken Cup final.”