Jack McGrath announces retirement
Jack McGrath has retired from rugby.
The 33 year old was released from Ulster last year and battled a hip problem.
The prop spent most of his career at Leinster, winning the Champions Cup in 2018.
He also made 59 appearances for Ireland and was part of the Six Nations winning squads of 2014 and 2015.
In addition to that, McGrath played three times for the British and Irish Lions.
In a statement this morning, McGrath said:
“This decision has taken a considerable amount of time, it has been one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make.
“The last few years have been extremely testing for myself and my family, both mentally and physically. I feel I have given everything to my rugby career and I have no regrets or anything left to prove. It’s been a long road of rehabilitation after two hip resurfacing operations. My main focus now is my family and I am excited for this next chapter with them.
“I am in a position now where I have a comfortable, pain-free life and can be an active dad, which I have chosen over going back to play rugby.”
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