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

Independent.ie reporters

Published 03/05/2012 | 17:13

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David Wallace in action for Munster

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

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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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