France hooker Dimitri Szarzewski retires from Test duty
ESPN Staff
December 10, 2015
Dimitri Szarzewsk warms up
Dimitri Szarzewsk warms up© Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Dimitri Szarzewski has announced his retirement from Test duty which sees him call time on a career that saw him win 83 caps for France.

Hooker Szarzewski played in three World Cups and was part of the France team that won the 2006, 2007 and 2010 Six Nations.

"It's a decision I've thought hard about and made up my mind a few weeks ago. It's something I've been thinking about for some time," Szarzewski said. "I have told the staff of the France team and Racing 92. I need to dedicate more time to my family and my club.

"It's been an honour and given me great pride to represent my country and pull on the French shirt 83 times."

His final match proved to be their defeat to New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the World Cup and he said that at the final whistle "I knew it was my last match with les Bleus but I finished with a World Cup adventure."

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