Wells fullback Halim Amos has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 27.
MS, who plays for Cardiff, is leaving the game at the end of the season to focus on his medical career.
“After a decade of professional rugby, the 2021/22 season will be my last,” Amos wrote on Instagram.
“I am very grateful for the incredible experiences of the last 10 seasons, but now is the time to face a new challenge.
“It has always been my intention that when I complete my degree and this season coincides well with my final year of medical studies, this is the best time to move from pitch to hospital.”
Amos began his senior rugby career with Newport-based Dragons and made his Wales debut in 2013 against Tonga at the age of 19.
He joined Cardiff in 2019 after eight years in the Dragons and played the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, winning the last of his 25 Wales caps against Argentina in July.
Amos added: “Linking the university to a rugby career over the years has helped me a lot – from WRU, from Dragon in the first few years of my career, more recently from Cardiff Rugby, and Cardiff itself. From Uni – and I will always be grateful for their willingness to adjust to both aspects of my life.
“Special thanks to the midwives (Young, Cardiff’s director of rugby) and Wayne (Peok, Wales head coach) who have understood over the last few weeks as I talked to them about the process of thinking behind my decision. Is.
“Retiring at the age of 27 will certainly be strange, but I am fully committed to Cardiff for the rest of the season and hopefully I will finish at a higher level in the next few months.”
Young told the Cardiff website: “Obviously it would be disappointing to lose a player of Halm’s quality and he has plenty of rugby left, but you can only appreciate his decision.
“A lot of players don’t have to go out on their own terms, and moving from rugby to full-time medical care prepares them for a long and fruitful career.
“Helm has worked incredibly hard to revive rugby and his studies so far and has made a lot of money in the sport at the regional and international levels.
“He will be a key figure for us for the rest of the season and can play without the pressure of a decision hanging over him.
“Right now, the focus is on Cardiff and he is enjoying rugby and next summer we will wish him well for the future.”