Excluded for a nudge in the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup Sunday, Sébastien Vahaamahina announces in a statement his international retirement

On the day of his 28th birthday, the second line of Clermont, Sébastien Vahaamahina chose to retire internationally. The player of the XV of France, excluded Sunday against Wales, made the announcement in a statement sent to the newspaper Midi Olympique.

"It was my last match with the XV de France," said the player, the day after his nudge on third row Welsh Aaron Wainwright. An exclusion that weighed heavily in the elimination of the team of France, reduced to fourteen for the last 30 minutes of the meeting. The player must always go before a Disciplinary Committee Thursday to explain his action, which could be worth a heavy suspension.