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Geordan Murphy has made 72 appearances for Ireland

Geordan Murphy has made 72 appearances for Ireland

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Geordan Murphy has made 72 appearances for Ireland

Leicester full-back Geordan Murphy has confirmed he will retire at the end of this season.

The 35-year-old, who won 72 caps for Ireland, has been troubled by a knee injury for much of the year. He has made more than 320 appearances for Leicester, who will face Harlequins in their Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final clash on Saturday.

"I think it is the right time to go," Murphy told thisisleicestershire.co.uk

He is expected to join Leicester's coaching staff next term as a skills specialist.


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