In a decision that will be sorely felt by Welsh rugby, Justin Tipuric announced his retirement from the international stage today after winning 93 caps for his country.
The Trebanos RFC product has been a mainstay in the Welsh squad since his international debut back in 2011. Known for his incredible work rate, agility, and rugby IQ, Tipuric has been an integral part of the Welsh national team for over a decade. He has contributed significantly to Welsh rugby’s recent successes, helping the team win four Six Nations tournaments, including two Grand Slams.
Having made his debut against Argentina back in 2011, Tipuric has been a mainstay of Welsh rugby for over a decade. In that time, he has become known as one of the finest open-side flankers in the game. His work-rate and ability to steal the ball at the breakdown have made him a vital component of the Welsh team.
Speaking on his decision, Tipuric said:
“During the off season I've had time to reflect on my playing career and now seems the right time to step away from international rugby.
“It's been a privilege to put on the Welsh jersey and have so many great memories.
“I'd like to thank all the players and coaches that l've been fortunate enough to work with over the years and the wonderful support I've received from the Welsh public.
“I'm looking forward to spending more time at home and putting all my energies into playing for my home region the Ospreys.”