Rugby - Aviva Premiership

Stevens quits international rugby

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

Stevens quits England - Rugby - Aviva PremiershipReuters

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 (

"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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