Paddy Wallace to retire at the end of season

Ulster's Paddy Wallace has confirmed that he will retire at the end of this season.

Paddy Wallace to retire at the end of season

Ulster's Paddy Wallace has confirmed that he will retire at the end of this season.

Wallace, who has played 189 times for the province, is Ulster's all-time appearance record holder.

The ex-Campbell College pupil began his career at fullback and outhalf and made his debut for Ulster in the 2001/02 season, but recently moved to inside-centre.

The 34-year-old has won 30 caps for Ireland, the highlight of which was winning the Grand Slam in 2009.

In the past 18 months his game-time for Ulster has been restricted due to injury and he played his last game against Zebre in December 2013.

Wallace said: "I have been happy to call Ulster my home for all my life and to play at the one Province for a whole career is something that is really special.

"Professional rugby is all I have known for the past 14 years. I am going to miss playing at Ravenhill, the fa ns and everything involved with being a rugby player.

"However, I have lots of fond memories. I have had a great career and I wouldn't change anything for the world."

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