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NZ lock Ali Williams to quit international rugby

NZ lock Ali Williams to quit international rugby

All Blacks lock Ali Williams, who played 77 tests and appeared at three World Cups, has announced his retirement from international rugby.
Williams made his test debut in 2002 and played at the 2003 and 2007 World Cup before collecting a winner's medal at the 2011 edition in New Zealand. He is a current member of the All Blacks training squad preparing for a three-test series in France in June.
The 32-year-old Williams, known for his unconventional sense of humor, made the announcement Friday on the You Tube channel of his Blues Super Rugby team. He said that although he was quitting test rugby, he would continue playing for the Blues.
Williams said "I'm hanging up the black jersey. It's been an amazing 10 years, but it is time to call it quits."


Updated : 2021-03-08 07:01 GMT+08:00