Saint-Denis (AFP)

The third line of the XV of France Louis Picamoles confirmed Saturday night the end of his international career after the World Cup, if he was retained for it, saying he had played his "last match" at the Stade de France against Italy (47-19).

"I was not looking for an individual goal but in a search for pleasure because here I was, it was my last match here," said Montpelliérain (33, 79 caps) in the locker room. the enclosure of Saint-Denis, which the Bleus will find at the beginning of 2020 during the Tournament of the six nations.

For which the N.8 has therefore decided not to apply, whether or not retained on Monday in the list of 31 players for the World Cup (20 September-2 November).

The Picamoles ticket for Japan is not assured, in a line where the coach Jacques Brunel has put 7 players in competition for 5 places. "I give my best, after some choices are going to be made ... Honestly, since the beginning of this preparation, there is a competition that is strong but that is healthy, which pulls the group to the top. 'matters,' said N.8 on this subject.

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