- 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
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."
Louw was part of the Springboks squad that won the 2019 Rugby World Cup after defeating England 32-12 in the final.
Briefly.co.za 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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