Legendary Prop Announces His Retirement From Rugby

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Italian prop Martin Castrogiovanni has announced his retirement from rugby after a successful career for club and country.

The 35-year-old won 119 caps for the Azzurri and is Italy’s second most-capped player behind Sergio Parisse.

Castrogiovanni played for Calvisano before enjoying a long stint with Leicester Tigers where he won multiple Premiership titles. He then joined Toulon, winning two European Cups, before playing for Racing 92.

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The legendary prop hung up his boots after participating in a special Sevens tournament for players weighing more than 100kg back in his native Argentina.

We wish him all the best in retirement.