- Lawes set for international retirement after Argentina playoff
- ‘It’s a bit of an end of an era but it’s been a real honour’
Courtney Lawes has admitted the World Cup semi-final defeat by South Africa marks the end of an era after confirming his intentions to retire from England duty after the tournament.
Lawes, who with 105 caps is England’s fifth-most capped men’s international, will call time on his Test playing days after Friday’s bronze medal match against Argentina. He could be joined by a host of others including Dan Cole, Joe Marler, Ben Youngs and Danny Care, who are all also in the twilight of their careers.
Written by Gerard Meagher in Paris
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/oct/22/courtney-lawes-england-rugby-world-cup under the title “Courtney Lawes to end England playing career after Rugby World Cup”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.