Murphy calls time on career

Date published: August 26 2015

Former PRO12 and Premiership winner Johne Murphy has decided to retire from professional rugby, calling time on a successful ten-year career.

Murphy won titles with both Munster and Leicester Tigers over those seasons.

He played 91 times for the Irish province, winning the PRO12 title in 2011 and featuring in their historic win over Australia in Thomond Park in November 2010.

Before joining Munster, Murphy made 99 appearances for Leicester, winning the Premiership three times and an Anglo-Welsh Cup over the course of five years.

"I'm grateful for the long and successful career that I've had but it is now time to call an end to it," Murphy told Munster Rugby

"I would like to thank all my mentors, coaches, team-mates, the fans who have made my time in the sport so special and most of all my family for all the support they have given me throughout the last ten years."