Wallace calls time on career
Munster and Ireland flanker David Wallace has announced his retirement from rugby due to injury.
The 35-year-old has struggled to fully recover from a knee complaint suffered late last year, an injury that ruled him out of Ireland's 2011 World Cup campaign. After several aborted comeback attempts he finally turned out for Munster again in their Heineken Cup clash with Ulster at the start of April. However, further complications following that game have forced him to call time on his career. Wallace won 72 caps for Ireland, winning the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2009 and representing the British and Irish Lions later that year. He also played 203 times for Munster, helping them to Heineken Cup success in 2006 and 2008. "Although it's disappointing that injury is forcing me to retire now, I take great comfort that I've had an unbelievably enjoyable career," Wallace told the official Munster website. "I feel very lucky to have been involved in an era that has seen Munster and Ireland enjoy so much success. "Professional rugby has exploded in popularity and changed beyond all recognition in this country since I began. and I feel honoured to have played witness to its massive improvement."