Wed 19 Jun 2019 | 02:00

French centre Bastareaud quits international rugby

French centre Bastareaud quits international rugby
Wed 19 Jun 2019 | 02:00
French centre Bastareaud quits international rugby
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NEWS: Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud announced his retirement from international rugby Wednesday a day after he was left out of France’s World Cup squad.

In a major bombshell, Bastareaud, 30, was omitted from French coach Jacques Brunel’s squad of 37 players named Tuesday for the World Cup taking place in Japan starting September 20.

Capped 54 times and twice captain of Les Blues, Bastareaud, who joins Rugby United New York next season, said on Twitter “The blue page has turned,” adding that he had been proud to represent France and wished his teammates well in Japan.

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