Munster's Johnny Holland forced to retire from rugby at 25
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 01/09/16 1:36pm
Munster fly-half Johnny Holland has been forced to retire from rugby at the age of 25 because of a recurring hamstring injury.
Holland made 11 appearances for Munster, and he scored his first try against Leinster last season. He first sustained the problem in 2014 and has affected him since.
Holland said: "This has obviously been a very tough time for me, and ultimately it is a decision that has been taken out of my hands.
"It is something that I have tried very hard to overcome but unfortunately it has become impossible for me to win this battle. As much as this is beyond my control, I don't want to look back on my career with any sadness.
"I am very proud to have represented my home province, especially at the end of last season, and am thankful for the support from underage rugby all the way up.
"I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the medical team, strength and conditioning staff and coaches that helped me throughout my career, and special thanks must go to my family, girlfriend Chloe and close friends for their unwavering support."