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Dan Leavy to retire from Rugby

Apr 5, 2022 12:04 By Sean McCaffrey
Dan Leavy to retire from Rugby Dan Leavy to retire from Rugby
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The 27 year old Leinster and Ireland back row forward suffered a serious knee injury in March 2019

Dan Leavy is to retire from rugby with immediate effect. The 27 year old Leinster and Ireland back row forward suffered a serious knee injury in March 2019 and has been advised to retire on medical grounds. Leavy made 79 appearances for Leinster since his debut in October 2014 and was a key part of the Champions Cup winning side of 2018. He was also capped 11 times for Ireland and won the Grand Slam at Twickenham in 2018. Speaking to leinsterrugby.ie, Leavy said,

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. I’d like to thank Andy Williams, my surgeon, and Karl Denvir, my physio in Leinster, for all that they have done for me in the years since then. I can take solace from the fact that I tried everything over the last three years.

Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen said,

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Dan was a player earmarked from an early age as a special talent and I think everyone could see that, particularly in those few years in and around 2017, '18 and '19, just how dynamic and destructive a player he could be with Leinster and with Ireland where he went on to achieve unprecedented success at that time.

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