Ulster wing ace calls time on career
Ulster winger Simon Danielli says he is leaving a club on the up after he announced his retirement from rugby.
The Scotland international has been dogged by a troublesome back injury and, after taking medical advice, has decided to hang up his boots. The former Bath ace, 32, joined Ulster at the start of the 2007-08 season and went on to make 78 appearances for the province, scoring 26 tries. Danielli says the time is right to quit but and says he leaves Ulster, currently preparing for the Heineken Cup final, in great shape as they strive for more success. "I feel privileged to have been playing for over a decade and have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a professional rugby player, particularly my last five years at Ulster," he said. "I would like to thank everyone who has helped me throughout my time here and the fantastic supporters at Ulster who rival anywhere else in Europe, creating an atmosphere that has given me many special lifelong memories." He added: "The club is well on the path to becoming a leading force in European rugby and I will be in the stands cheering them towards this for years to come."