Hallam Amos: Wales international to quit rugby aged 27 to focus on medical career


Hallam Amos: “It is all the time been my intention to complete after I full my diploma and this season aligns properly with the ultimate 12 months of my medical research, so an ideal time to transition from pitch to hospital”

Final Up to date: 14/10/21 7:55pm

Hallam Amos has gained 25 caps for Wales, scoring six tries

Wales full-back Hallam Amos is to retire from rugby on the age of 27.

Amos, who performs for Cardiff, is quitting the sport on the finish of the season to give attention to his medical profession.

“After a decade {of professional} rugby, the 2021/22 season can be my final,” Amos wrote on Instagram.

“I am very grateful for the unimaginable experiences I’ve had over the past 10 seasons, however the time has virtually come to face a brand new problem.

“It is all the time been my intention to complete after I full my diploma and this season aligns properly with the ultimate 12 months of my medical research, so an ideal time to transition from pitch to hospital.”

Amos started his senior rugby profession on the Newport-based Dragons and made his Wales debut on the age of 19 towards Tonga in 2013.

He joined Cardiff in 2019 after eight years on the Dragons and performed on the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, successful the final of his 25 Wales caps towards Argentina in July.

Amos added: “All through my years combining college with a rugby profession I’ve had loads of help – from the WRU, from the Dragons for the primary few years of my profession, from Cardiff Rugby extra lately, and from Cardiff Uni itself – and I will all the time be pleased about their willingness to accommodate each points of my life.

“Explicit due to Dai (Younger, Cardiff director of rugby) and Wayne (Pivac, Wales head coach) who’ve been understanding over the past couple of weeks as I’ve talked to them concerning the thought course of behind my choice.

“Retiring at 27 will certainly be unusual, however I am absolutely dedicated to Cardiff for the remainder of the season and hopefully I can end on a excessive over the following few months.”

Younger stated: “Clearly it will likely be disappointing to lose a participant of Hallam’s high quality and he has loads of rugby left in him, however you’ll be able to solely admire his choice.

“Not many gamers get to exit on their very own phrases, and to modify from rugby to a full-time profession in drugs units him up for an extended and fruitful profession.

“Hallam has labored extremely arduous to juggle rugby and his research up till now and has achieved an enormous quantity within the recreation each at regional and worldwide degree.

“He’ll stay an necessary determine for us for the rest of the season and may play with out the stress of the choice hanging over him.

“For now, the main focus is on Cardiff and having fun with his rugby and subsequent summer season we are going to want him all the easiest for the long run.”



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