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De Villiers announces retirement
18 April 2008 15:07pm
Stade Francais and France prop Pieter De Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of rugby.
"I'm officially stopping playing rugby," De Villiers said on the Stade Francais website, www.stade.fr.
"It's something that I have thought hard about, and for me it's the right decision.
"Since the back injury, which I have had since the end of December, I tried to come back but I don't want to play just for the sake of playing."
The South African-born De Villiers won 69 caps for France and won five Top 14 championships with Stade.
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