Sport Rugby

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Munster and Ireland legend David Wallace retires after failing to recover from injury

David Wallace in action for Munster
David Wallace in action for Munster

Independent.ie reporters

MUNSTER and Ireland backrow David Wallace has retired from rugby at the age of 35.

He came to the decision after failing to recover fully from the knee injury which he sustained before the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.



The Cork native was capped a massive 203 times for Munster..



And he played 72 times for Ireland, having made his debut in 2000.



Wallace was named on the ERC European Dream Team (1995 - 2010) along with Ronan O'Gara and Anthony Foley.



He was also twice a British and Irish Lion in 2001 and 2009.



He also won a Grand Slam with Ireland in 2009.



David’s brothers Paul and Richard also lined out for their country.



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