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Heaslip retires

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Former Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip has ended his playing career with immediate effect on medical advice, the 34-year-old said on Monday.

Heaslip, who won 95 caps for Ireland and captained the national team 13 times, has struggled to recover from a back injury he suffered last year.

"I've had the time of my life on and off the rugby pitch but now it's time for the next chapter," he said on Twitter.

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