Leicester full-back Murphy to retire

Geordan Murphy has confirmed he will retire at the end of this season. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

Leicester full-back Geordan Murphy has confirmed he will retire at the end of this season.

The 35-year-old. who won 72 caps for Ireland, has been troubled by a knee injury for much of the year.

He has made more than 320 appearances for Leicester. His decision was announced as the Tigers prepare for an Aviva Premiership play-off clash against Harlequins next Saturday.

The player is expected to join Leicester's coaching staff next term as a skills specialist.