Welsh rugby ace plans to retire at end of season

October 14, 2021

Hallam Amos beats Australia’s Marika Koroibete to score a try for Wales in November 2017.

Old Monmothian, Hallam Amos, is to retire from professional rugby at the end of this season.

A former Head Boy at Monmouth School for Boys, Hallam has been an inspiration to many students, past and present.

During his 10 seasons as a professional rugby player, Hallam has represented Wales in the Six Nations, two World Cups and at a Commonwealth Games.

Hallam, who has won 25 Test caps for Wales, intends to focus on his medical career, having recently completed his clinical exams.

He will be hanging up his rugby boots in June 2022.

Hallam, who hails from Cross Ash, played for Newport-based Dragons while he was still at school and made his Wales debut, aged 19, against Tonga in November 2013.

“After a decade of professional rugby, I’ve experienced a lot in rugby and been fortunate to go to two World Cups, a Commonwealth Games, several Six Nations and I’ve had a lot of great times in the regional game,” he said.

“I’m grateful for the incredible experiences I’ve had but the time has almost come to face a new challenge.

“I am happy with what I have achieved in rugby.

“It’s always been my intention to finish when I complete my degree and this season aligns nicely with the final year of my medical studies, so a perfect time to transition from pitch to hospital.”

He added: “Retiring at the age of 27 will definitely be strange, but I’m committed to Cardiff Rugby for the rest of the season and hopefully I can finish on a high over the next few months.”

Hallam joined Cardiff before the 2019-20 season, having previously come through the ranks at the Dragons, where he spent nine years.