# Virimi Vakatawa

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# Calling Time
France international Vakatawa forced to retire due to heart defect - club doctor
The 30-year-old’s problem had surfaced prior to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
# Shock
France star Vakatawa forced to retire from rugby aged 30
The talismanic back has been forbidden from continuing his professional career in France on medical grounds.
All time
# Les Bleus
France welcome back Vakatawa but Ntamack starts on the bench against England
Les Bleus are looking to record a first Six Nations win at Twickenham since 2005.
# key player
France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland
The 28-year-old is set to miss the opening two matches of this year’s tournament with knee ligament damage.
# Key Man
Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.
Virimi Vakatawa's try helps France to victory away in Scotland
Stuart Hogg and co. made some costly errors in the closing stages.
# Ready to go
Simon Zebo excited for Racing arrival of 'classy' Kurtley Beale
The Australian star has won 92 Wallabies caps.
# Hidden
Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences
The Racing centre was in devastating form in his side’s big win over Saracens last weekend.
# Road to Rio
SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong
The 15-a-side stars of France, Australia and New Zealand are at very different points in their quest for a room in the Olympic village.
# wide open
Kearney reveals Ireland looking to target 'soft' France defence
The Leinster winger, who came on as a substitute against Wales, believes France are vulnerable out wide.
# Les Bleus
Vakatawa and Danty among four debutants in exciting France XV for Italy
Guy Novès hands out four debuts for France’s Six Nations opener.
# hot prospects
7 newcomers to watch out for in the 2016 Six Nations
Ulster and Ireland’s Stuart McCloskey, plus other young players to keep an eye on.