France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc to hang up his boots

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Bordeaux-Begles’ former France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old last represented Les Bleus in March 2018, winning his 66th Test appearance after making his debut a decade earlier.

The playmaker, who also donned the colours of Montpellier, Toulon and Racing 92, won a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2010 before narrowly losing the 2011 Rugby World Cup final to the All Blacks.

“It’s time to stop. When I started, in unique clubs like Montpellier and Toulon, where seasons can sometimes feel like twice as long, I never thought I would last as long,” he told L’Equipe.

“I’m not the same on the pitch as I was eight years ago, physically and other things. It’s what’s a bit difficult now,” he added.

Trinh-Duc is set to feature for Bordeaux-Begles this weekend as they travel to Wales to take on the Scarlets in the European Champions Cup.

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