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Munster's Niall Ronan forced to retire after knee injury

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 14:35 | Comments

Niall Ronan said that it had been an honour to play for Munster
Niall Ronan said that it had been an honour to play for Munster

Munster flanker Niall Ronan will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Ronan sustained the injury to his right knee in training last October.

He said it has been a “huge honour” to play for Munster, adding: “I'm very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to play with Munster Rugby and I truly enjoyed the experience.”

The 31-year-old underwent an unsuccessful two-month rehabilitation period for the injury and required surgery before Christmas.

Ronan joined Munster at the start of the 2007/08 season and was one of seven current squad members with over 100 caps for the province.

A former Leinster player, Ronan won four international caps, having made his debut against the USA in August 2007.

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