Watch: Shane Jennings On The Anxiety & Uncertainty He Felt As He Faced Retirement

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Former Leinster, Leicester and Ireland flanker, Shane Jennings hung up his boots at the end of the the 2014/15 season.

Since then the backrow has been trying to make his way in a world away from rugby and has opened up about the struggles of retirement for ex-pros.

In the’Tackle Your Feelings’ video below, released by the Irish Rugby Union Players Association, Jennings opens up about the difficulty in transitioning.

“When I faced retirement from professional rugby I felt a lot of apprehension and uncertainty,” he admits.

The video follows on from the campaign’s launch, last season, that featured Jack McGrath and Ireland Women’s star Hannah Tyrell.

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