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Tiger Murphy confirms he's hanging up boots

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, with his decision announced as the Tigers prepare for an Aviva Premiership play-off clash against Harlequins next Saturday. "I think it is the right time to go," Murphy said.

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