Mortlock calls it quits
16 Jun 2012
Stirling Mortlock has announced he will retire after the Super Rugby season.
Mortlock, capped 80 times for Australia, said: ‘Since my first Wallabies tour in 1997 I have been able to travel the world, with some amazing people, while playing the game I love.
‘It really has been an incredible journey and it will take some time for this to sink in. It is impossible for me to acknowledge all of the people who have helped me throughout my career, but I must mention my beautiful wife Caroline and our three children. Without the love and support of my family, I would never have achieved all that I have. I would also like to thank the Brumbies, the Wallabies and of course the Rebels for their support over the years, I feel a great sense of pride in representing these great teams.
‘However, my immediate focus remains on finishing my career with the Rebels on a positive note. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Melbourne, our supporters have given us such amazing support and I am looking forward to saying goodbye at our final game against the Reds at AAMI Park on June 29.’