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'From back row to frontline: how ex-Ireland star Eric Miller went from pro rugby to nursing home work'

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Former Ireland back row Eric Miller after beating England in 2001 (left) and in his current job as a nursing home worker.

Former Ireland back row Eric Miller after beating England in 2001 (left) and in his current job as a nursing home worker.

Former Ireland back row Eric Miller after beating England in 2001 (left) and in his current job as a nursing home worker.

Eric Miller knows there's no immortality available on the rugby pitch. He may be a Test series-winning Lion from arguably the most famous tour of all, but every day he is surrounded by people who don't have a clue what he did in his previous life and it suits him fine.

Life has taken the former Ireland international in a different direction since he gave up playing the game that dominated his first 30 years.

Rugby has remained a constant in his life through coaching and he takes charge of the local team in Edenderry, Co Offaly where he lives.