Former Munster and Connacht prop Peter McCabe has called time on his career at the age of 29.

The Dromtariffe, Co Cork native's career saw him make his debut at home province Munster in November 2016.

He joined Connacht on loan in January 2017 before signing that summer and going on to spend two consecutive spells at the province.

McCabe then spent last season at Bristol Bears in the English Premiership.

Confirming his decision to retire, McCabe said: "After lots of thought I have made the tough decision to retire from professional rugby.

"What an amazing journey I have had with some truly great people and lifelong friends. I'm very lucky to have been able to represent my home province of Munster, Connacht and Bristol Bears. Three superb clubs with wonderful fans and I wish them all the best going forward.

"I always gave 100% when I put the jersey on for every team I represented in my career. That is something I will carry forward in the next chapter.

"Lastly, to my family and loved ones I would not have had this fantastic rugby journey without your support."