Former All Black announces his retirement from the game

Publish Date
Sunday, 15 October 2017, 9:22AM
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Photo / Getty Images

2011, the year the All Blacks shut up all the haters and won what had been eluding them since 1987, the Rugby World Cup. Amongst a team of stars that included Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Kieran Reid and Conrad Smith, Piri Weepu alongside Stephen Donald, was crowned a hero of the world cup, kicking the All Blacks to victory against Argentina in the quarterfinals. 

As such, the game says goodbye to the former All Blacks halfback, the man who on countless occasions was entrusted with the responsibility to lead the haka, as Weepu announces his retirement from all levels of the game.

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

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The 71-test All Black, who wore the number 9 for the Canes, Blues, Wellington, Māoris and several overseas sides called an end to his career after finishing up the code with Wairarapa Bush in the Heartland Championship.

Congratulations on a fantastic career Piri and all the best with what's next to come! Please enjoy this fan-made tribute video.