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Irish prop White retires due to concussion

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/09/2016

Ireland and Connacht prop Nathan White has been forced to retire from professional rugby on medical advice after suffering a concussion in March.

The New Zealand-born 35-year-old, who made his Ireland debut last year, won 13 caps in seven months, featuring in all of Ireland's 2015 World Cup matches and their 2016 Six Nations games.

"While it's disappointing to finish this way I can look back at my career with a lot of pride," White told the Irish Rugby Football Union website.

"To have the chance to represent Ireland at the World Cup was an extremely special time in my life and something I will cherish forever."

White played 41 Super Rugby games for the Chiefs from 2006-11 before moving to Ireland with Leinster. He also represented Waikato more than 70 times.

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