Francois Louw announces Boks retirement: "Thank you for being there"

Francois Louw announces Boks retirement: "Thank you for being there"

- Francois Louw has officially retired from Springbok rugby

- The flanker announced his retirement on social media

- Louw said he can "bow out with a full heart" after winning the #RWC2019

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The Springboks are currently busy with the second day of their trophy tour but Francois Louw took the time to officially announce his retirement from international rugby.

The 34-year-old took to his official Twitter account to announce the news in a touching social media post.

The post read:

"To God, my wife and family, my parents, my friends, my mentors and the amazing people that have supported me through it all. Thank you for being there. I couldn’t have asked for a more fulfilling career with the Springboks. 10 years, 76 tests and an RWC gold medal. I bow out with a full heart."

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Louw was part of the Springboks squad that won the 2019 Rugby World Cup after defeating England 32-12 in the final. gathered Louw's retirement post sparked quite the reaction and we took a look at some of the comments.

Tracy Lee, who goes by the Twitter handle @TracyLeeDbn, commented:

"An absolute Springbok legend. Thank you for your wonderful playing over the years. My favourite Springbok, it'll be hard to find a replacement as good as you."

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