Irish rugby legend Rob Kearney announces retirement; Match at Twickenham will be ‘last game of rugby’

Irish rugby legend Rob Kearney has announced his retirement after Saturday’s game for the Barbarians against Samoa. The 35-year-old rugby giant said that the match at Twickenham will be his ‘last game of rugby.’

Kearney has won four Six Nations titles throughout a career spanning over three decades. That include the Grand Slams in 2009 and 2018.

He was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth. He made Celtic League debut for Leinster in 2005. Before that, he had played for Leinster at school levels and in the U-19 team.

Kearney’s debut for Ireland national rugby team was in 2007.

He has also won two Lions tours in 2009 and 2013 along with a Series Wins in 2013.

In 2012, Kearney was named the European Player of the Year. He was also named Leinster Rugby Player of the Year and IRUPA Players’ Player of the Year in the same year.

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