By Remy Messegue
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This is hard news to accept even if it seemed inevitable. Wesley Fofanathe three-quarter international center (48 selections) of Clermont announced to put a end of his career.
In a press release published on social networks, the player explains: “These last two years have sometimes been difficult to manage… An obvious observation that my body no longer cashed the level of requirement that professional rugby now required. So I make the choice to stop my career.
A 34 years old and with more than 140 matches to his credit, the Clermont center who remained faithful to ASM until the end, ended a career with 42 tries scored in the Top 14 and 15 with the XV of France. This season, Fofana had only played four small games (two in the Top 14 and two in the Champions Cup) before being caught up in injuries.
Two Brennus in pocket
The player ended his press release as follows: “A big thank you to the ASM for all these years by my side, these extraordinary sporting moments experienced together. Thank you to my loved ones and to all those who supported me. And of course to you, rugby enthusiasts who make the very essence of this sport. Thank you for everything. »
Wesley Fofana therefore ends his career with a Challenge Cup (2019), two French champion titles (2010 and 2017), three Champions Cup finals and two other Top 14 finals.
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