Pro12: Scarlets lock Kelly forced to retire

Richard Kelly
Richard Kelly joined Scarlets from Swansea RFC

Scarlets lock Richard Kelly has been forced to retire after failing to recover from a broken arm.

He suffered the injury in October, 2014 in the European Cup against Leicester Tigers.

That was one of the 27-year-old's 43 appearances for the Llanelli-based region, who he joined in 2012 from Swansea RFC.

Kelly has already started coaching Carmarthen Quins' forwards and be a Scarlets academy skills coach.

"It is hugely disappointing to have to call a day on my playing career but the injury to my arm has made it impossible for me to carry on.

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