Ross Rennie, the former Scotland Rugby Team player has announced his retirement from all forms of the game following a failure to recover from a neck injury he suffered three months back.
The flanker, who was a part of the Rugby Football Union Championship club Bristol Rugby has announced that he took this decision after consultation with his doctors and specialists as well as the club.
His retirement comes as a huge blow to the promotion chasing Bristol team as he was one of the stars of the team and although hampered by injury during his one year at the club, Rennie scored seven tries in 13 appearances for the club and when on song, he was one of their biggest assets.
Rennie, who earned 20 caps for the Scotland Rugby Team, said that it was a great privilege for him to play rugby, a game he loves to the core, on a professional level, adding that he takes with him some great memories as a player and these are something that he will cherish for a long time.
The Scotsman also thanked the players, support staff and coaches and the fans at Bristol Rugby, saying that it was one of the best experiences of his life.
Andy Robinson, the Director of Rugby at Bristol, who brought him to the club after working with him for both the Scotland Rugby Team and Edinburgh Rugby, said that it was a shame that such a promising career was cut short at such a young age.
He added that he has worked with Rennie since he was very young and he could safely say that at his peak, Rennie was the best open side flanker in the Northern Hemisphere, a player that was truly world class and it’s unfortunate he had to retire early.