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Ulster's Danielli calls time on career
ESPN Staff
May 10, 2012
Scotland wing Simon Danielli celebrates scoring his second try, Scotland v Romania, Rugby World Cup Pool B, Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill, New Zealand, September 9, 2011
Simon Danielli has scored eight tries for Scotland throughout the course of his career © Getty Images
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Ulster have confirmed that Simon Danielli has been forced to retire from rugby due to a back injury.

The Scottish flyer has 32-caps to his name for the national side and has scored eight tries in the process. Danielli joined current side Ulster from the Borders at the start of the 2007-08 season and has scored 26 tries for the province.

But with a season plagued by his back injury, he has been advised that he is "no long able to achieve the level of fitness required to play professional rugby".

"I feel privileged to have been playing for over a decade and have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a professional rugby player, particularly my last five years here at Ulster," Danielli said. "I would like to thank everyone who has helped me throughout my time here, to all the players, coaches, other members of staff and not least the fantastic supporters at Ulster that rival anywhere else in Europe, creating an atmosphere that has given me many special lifelong memories.

"I wish the boys the very best of luck for the biggest of games next week and long into the future, the club is well on the path to becoming a leading force in European rugby and I will be in the stands cheering them towards this for years to come."

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