Rugby. French international Virimi Vakatawa stops his career for medical reasons

The center of the XV of France Virimi Vakatawa must put an end to his career due to a medical problem, announced his club Racing 92 on Monday. « Racing 92 has just been informed of the decision of the LNR’s medical committee to ban Virimi Vakatawa from continuing his professional career as a rugby player in France, » said the Ile-de-France club, without giving further details. .

The Ciel et Blancs have planned a press briefing on Tuesday to explain in detail the reasons for this premature stoppage, in the company of the coach of the XV of France Fabien Galthié.

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Vakatawa (30 years old, 32 selections) did not play the 1st day of Top 14, played on Saturday. His last match will therefore remain a 20-15 victory in Japan with the XV of France. In club, he has not played since May 15, 2022 and a defeat in front of La Rochelle (20-13). Vakatawa’s last season was interspersed with numerous injuries, particularly to the knee.

Indisputable holder of the Blues of Galthié, he had not participated in the Grand Slam of the XV of France during the last Six Nations Tournament, the first since 2010.


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