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Your favourite Georgian player has retired from international rugby

Mamuka Gorgodze is hanging up his boots.

Gorgodze: played his third and final World Cup in 2015.
Gorgodze: played his third and final World Cup in 2015.
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GEORGIA CAPTAIN, FLANKER, and all-round cult hero Mamuka Gorgodze has called time on his international rugby career, the national federation announced on Thursday.

The 32-year-old, who plays his club rugby for Toulon in France’s Top 14, will not continue towards the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

“We have the best fans in the world and I want to thank them for the love and support which they gave me during my career,” Gorgodze said on Twitter.

Gorgodze won 71 caps for Georgia since 2003 and played at three World Cups — in 2007, where he was part of the side that came within a whisker of beating Eddie O’Sullivan’s Ireland in the pool stages, and again in 2011 and 2015.

– © AFP 2017

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