Sunday 25 September 2016

Standards set by Felix will be the target

David Wallace

Published 06/11/2015 | 02:30

Felix Jones was forced to announce his retirement from the game this week due to injury
Felix Jones was forced to announce his retirement from the game this week due to injury

The dust has settled on the untimely early retirement of Felix Jones, and it would have been a difficult week for my former team-mate, writes David Wallace.

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He's only 28 and had a massive future in the game, so he's going to be a huge loss to Munster and Ireland, because he is one of the most committed players I've played with.

His dedication to training and will to play rugby was a joy to behold. He was so enthusiastic, and for guys coming into the Munster squad he was an example of what it is meant to be a professional rugby player.

The effort and energy he put into his own game was contagious, and that rubbed off on others around him, young and old.

It is a sad situation but obviously at the end of the day his health is paramount. After what he has been through with previous neck injuries, he is not going to take any chances.

He will be sorely missed at Munster - when you read all of the comments about Felix and his retirement, they all say the same thing. As well as a quality player, he is a likeable guy and is very well-respected in the game.

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