Harlequins' Tim Visser has announced he will be retiring at the end of the season.

The 31-year-old wing will call time on a career that has seen him pick up 33 Scottish caps across spells with Newcastle Falcons and Edinburgh before moving to The Stoop.

Dutch-born Visser made 66 appearances for the quartered colours during his four year spell,.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Harlequins for the opportunity to be part of such a fantastic club," he said.

"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

“I feel now is the time for me to move on to new challenges outside of rugby with my young family. I’m looking forward to trying and proving myself in a completely different career.”

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Visser was discovered playing sevens rugby in his native Netherlands by Newcastle before qualifying for Scotland through residency whilst at Edinburgh before moving tot Quins in 2015.

He represented his country in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and scored against USA in the pool stages.

Since then Visser’s prolific try-scoring ability ensured he was a regular in both Scotland’s and Harlequins’ starting XVs.

He became a stalwart in the side and played a key role in the team reaching the European Rugby Challenge Cup final in 2016.

Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed his company and have always respected his commitment, attitude and humour since I joined the club last July.

"Tim has enjoyed an exceptional career and he has been a fantastic servant over the past three seasons here at Harlequins.

“He is an immensely valued and very popular member of the squad whom we will miss.

"We all wish him and his family the very best as he embarks on a new adventure."

Quins travel to Wasps this weekend in the final game of the regular season knowing only a win will see them finish the season in the top four.