SPORTS DAY: It’s time to go, says Flo

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SPORTS DAY: It’s time to go, says Flo

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Bok stalwart Louw announces retirement

SA’s loose-forward Francois Louw confirmed his retirement from international rugby on Sunday, the second of the Springboks’ World Cup-winning side to call time on their careers in the green and gold. Louw, who came off the replacement bench for captain Siya Kolisi in the 32-12 victory over England in the World Cup decider on November 2, won 76 test caps, having made his debut in 2010. “I couldn’t have asked for a more fulfilling career with the Springboks and I bow out with a full heart,” he said. Bok coach Rassie Erasmus was full of praise for Louw’s contribution to their World Cup campaign: “Flo was a real warrior of the back row. He was always ready to go where the fire was hottest and was the kind of tough-minded character that you’d always want beside you. He has been a tremendous servant of South African rugby.” Louw’s retirement follows that of prop Tendai Mtawarira...

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