Elbow injury causes early retirement for Leinster lock

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An elbow injury has caused a premature end to the career of Leinster lock Mike McCarthy.

The 19-times capped Ireland international was due to move to French side Narbonne in the off-season.

But in a statement last night, McCarthy says the injury – picked up in training – has seen him retire on medical advice.