Bristol Rugby captain and former Wales international scrum-half, Dwayne Peel, has retired aged 34.

Having obtained a very respectable 76 Wales caps to his name, Peel has now called time on his career after an ongoing shoulder injury.

The same shoulder has blighted the Welshman’s rugby career for the past two years, where he’s only managed 20 games for Bristol since 2014.

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Peel started his career at Welsh Premiership club Llanelli RFC, and he then joined regional side Scarlets in 2003. The scrum-half joined Sale Sharks in 2008 and became a tremendous number-nine for the Aviva Premiership outfit, before a move to Championship club Bristol Rugby in 2014.

He acquired 76 Wales international caps, scoring five tries in the famous red jersey. Also, Peel was selected by Sir Clive Woodward to go on the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 2005.

Speaking about hanging up his boots, Peel said to the Daily Mail:

It was a tough decision to make because I love the game, but following medical advice, I really had no further choice.