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Stevens quits international rugby

Stevens quits international rugby
By Eurosport

Last update09/08/2012 at 23:49

Publishedon 09/08/2012 at 22:47

Last update09/08/2012 at 23:49

Publishedon 09/08/2012 at 22:47

Article by Eurosport

England prop Matt Stevens has announced his immediate retirement from international rugby.

The 29-year-old played 44 tests for England and appeared in two Rugby World Cups, but said that with a young family he was unable to commit to the next tournament in 2015.

"This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make," he told the Rugby Football Union website (www.rfu.com).

"Playing for England has been the ultimate honour and I have been very privileged and proud to wear the white shirt and play with some great players.

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