"End of an era" - 5 players who will retire after the 2023 Rugby World Cup - Ruck

“End of an era” – 5 players who will retire after the 2023 Rugby World Cup

The upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup is expected to be the end of an era, for these five international stars.

Each of these players are centurions for their countries, and are likely to hang up their boots following this year’s showpiece in France.

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#1. Dan Biggar – Wales

At 33 years of age, Biggar has chosen to unveil his retirement plans exclusively through his forthcoming column in the Mail on Sunday. However, he remains committed to donning the Welsh jersey for one last hurrah on the grand stage, set for the imminent World Cup under the leadership of Warren Gatland.

The impending World Cup holds immense significance for Wales, as they find themselves pitted against formidable adversaries in the form of Australia, Georgia, Fiji, and Portugal within their group. The path to progression appears rugged, particularly in the aftermath of Fiji’s historic upset over England at the iconic Twickenham Stadium last Saturday.

A departure from the strategies of stalwarts like Alun Wyn Jones and Rhys Webb, who chose to step aside prior to Wales’ World Cup build-up, Biggar’s resolute focus will revolve around his contributions to Club Toulon post the conclusion of the global tournament.

Of noteworthy mention is the fact that his Toulon journey will intertwine with that of Jones, the Welsh icon who recently embarked on his French rugby stint subsequent to his switch from the Ospreys this summer.