All Blacks Legend Piri Weepu Announces His Retirement

Former All Blacks, Hurricanes and Blues scrumhalf Piri Weepu has announced his immediate retirement.

The 34-year-old has been playing for Wairarapa Bush in New Zealand’s Heartland Championship in 2017 and announced his decision to hang up is boots shortly after their final game on Saturday.

After stints with London Welsh and Wasps in England, and two seasons in France with Oyonnax and Narbonne, he returned home this year before linking up with Wairarapa.

It’s been a honour and a privilege to have played footy over the years! #AllDone #HangingTheBootsUp

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Weepu played 71 times for the All Blacks, winning the Rugby World Cup with his national side in 2011. He will no doubt go down as one of the finest nines the game has ever seen.

We wish him all the best.

Jason Hennessy

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