Bulls Captain Mark Wallace has dropped the bombshell that he has decided to end his playing career and retire from rugby with immediate effect at the age of 33.
"First I would like to thank Hamilton Rugby Club and all the boys for welcoming me to the club 4 years ago. This has been where I have played some of my best rugby with a very talented bunch of guys.
With a heavy heart I’ve decided to call it a day on my playing career. I always said I wanted to stop playing while I was still fit and free of injury as I have other stuff I want to pursue in life. My work is my main aim now and I couldn’t give 100% to rugby anymore. I’m not a guy to put 50% into anything. Rugby has been my life for the last 25 years and I feel that now is right time to move on.
I’ve played at two amazing club's, Kirkcaldy and then Hamilton Bulls. Both clubs are very similar in many ways, especially their family friendly approach they both have and credit to all the volunteers that make all the sections run for both clubs. I’ve gained lots of life time friends through rugby and I’m happy to come out the other end with only bumps and scrapes with a few black eyes now and again.
Thanks to David Gemmell, Alex Reid and Stevie Anderson for all their hard work and it’s been a pleasure playing for them. I would also like to thank all the lads for the last 4 years and also for accepting me as your captain. It has been a blast! I am looking forward to coming down and supporting the Bulls next season.
Good Luck to everyone at Hamilton and Kirkcaldy!"
Best wishes to Mark from everyone in the #BullsFamily