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All Blacks prop Crockett retires from international rugby

Wyatt Crockett, who once played in 49 consecutive Tests without suffering defeat, has announced his retirement from international rugby.

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All Blacks prop Crockett retires from international rugby
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New Zealand prop Wyatt Crockett has announced his international retirement and will also call time on his Super Rugby career at the end of the 2018 season. The 35-year-old, who earned the last of his 71 caps for the All Blacks against Wales last November, announced the decision via social media on Tuesday.

International career at an end

A World Cup winner in 2015, Crockett holds the record for playing in the most consecutive undefeated Tests, having gone 49 matches without a loss between 2012 and 2017. He is also the most capped player in Super Rugby history, having made his 188th appearance for the Crusaders in last weekend's victory over the Chiefs.

"It is never an easy thing to know when the time is right, but my family have made a number of sacrifices over the past 13 years which have allowed me to live out my dream," Crockett was quoted as saying by the All Blacks' official website. "Now it's time for me to give back to them, simply by being there more than I have been able to as a professional rugby player. I intend on making the most of my last season with the Crusaders, enjoying every minute of it and giving this team everything I've got."

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