The 26-year-old has retired from the game after he suffered a third neck fracture on Saturday.
Wallabies and Brumbies outside back Pat McCabe has confirmed his retirement from rugby due to ongoing neck issues.
The 26-year-old fractured his neck during the Wallabies’ 51-20 loss to the All Black at Eden Park on Saturday.
It was the third time McCabe had suffered a serious neck injury, and in an open letter to fans he confirmed his retirement from the game.
“It has truly been an honour to represent the Brumbies and the Wallabies over the past five years,” McCabe wrote on Thursday.
“While my playing career has not ended the way I would have liked, I consider myself extremely fortunate.
“Fortunate to have met and shared experiences with special players and coaches. Fortunate to have played against opposition from around the world representing my country and province. And fortunate to walk away from the game with life changing friendships and memories.
While the next chapter of my life is both exciting and terrifying in equal measure, I know that the lessons I have learnt in rugby will serve me well.
“It is an incredible game, has given me so much more than I could have ever dreamed of, and I will miss it immensely.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has made it such a special journey.”