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France legend confirms he’ll retire at the end of the season

France’s legendary fly-half Frederic Michalak said he would retire from rugby at the end of the 2017/18

The 35-year-old, who made 77 appearances for Les Bleus and currently plays for Top 14 side Lyon, said he was no longer confident that he could withstand the rigours of top-class rugby.



“After thinking long and hard about an offer from the club [to stay], I will end my career at the end of the season,” Michalak said.

“I still have that love for the game but this is a sport where you have to be at 200 percent physically.

“I am 35 and it is getting more and more difficult, so I said this would be a good year to stop.”

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