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Leinster And Ireland's Dan Leavy Forced To Retire From Rugby

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Leinster Rugby has announced Dan Leavy has retired from the sport with immediate effect.

He suffered a serious knee injury against Ulster in March 2019 and has been advised to retire on medical grounds.

The 27-year-old has played 79 times for Leinster since his debut against Edinburgh in 2014.

He also won 11 Ireland caps and played a key role in the Grand Slam win in 2018, having never lost a game in his Ireland career.

"I have done everything I can to come back from the knee injury I suffered in 2019 but unfortunately I can’t do any more or ask any more of my body," he said.

"From the early days in Old Belvedere to my time in St Michael’s College, all I wanted was to pull on a Leinster Rugby jersey. And then when you achieve that, it’s an Ireland jersey.

"I am very proud of all that I achieved in my short time as a professional.

"Some amazing highs with my brothers in blue and in green and I am beyond grateful for those days and those moments especially the highs of 2018 in Bilbao, the Aviva Stadium and Twickenham."


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