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Rennie To Retire From Professional Rugby

Bristol Rugby's Ross Rennie will retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.

The Scotland international suffered an injury during October and has been sidelined since.

Following his arrival in January 2014, Rennie made thirteen appearances for the Club, scoring seven tries.

The openside flanker has earned twenty caps for Scotland in an impressive career at the highest level, representing his country at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

“I feel very privileged to have been a professional rugby player and will take away some great memories from playing the game,” the 28 year-old told

“Obviously, it’s disappointing to stop playing the game that I love, but the support I’ve received from Bristol Rugby has been brilliant.

“I feel very fortunate that the sport has given me the opportunity to travel the world, meet new people and represent my country – something that I’m immensely proud of.

“It’s been a wonderful experience to represent Bristol – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

“I cannot thank the coaches, and the medical staff enough for all the time and effort they have given to me. The players and supporters of Bristol Rugby have been brilliant and made me feel very welcome from the outset. I wish Andy and my teammates all the best for the remainder of the campaign.”

Rennie made his name at his hometown club, Edinburgh, making ninety-one appearances and scooping the Player’s Player of the Year award in 2008.

Director of Rugby Andy Robinson added: “We’re sad to see Ross’ career cut short by injury because he has been an influential player for us over the past twelve months.”

“I’ve worked with Ross from a young age and, at his peak, he was one of the best openside flankers in the Northern Hemisphere – a world class performer.

“Unfortunately, injuries have hampered Ross’ progress, but his attitude and willingness to learn has not been dampened. He can leave the sport proud of his international achievements and with some great memories.”