Rugby

Veteran Italian prop Castrogiovanni retires

2016-12-17 19:10
Martin Castrogiovanni (Gallo Images)

Rome - Veteran Italian international prop Martin Castrogiovanni retired on Saturday after a career which brought him 119 caps and two European Cups.

The 35-year-old Argentina-born forward arrived in Italy in 2001 and made his debut with Calvisano.

He went on to play for Leicester, Toulon, with whom he won the 2014 and 2015 Euroepan Cup, before moving to Racing 92.

Castrogiovanni is Italy's second most-capped player behind skipper Sergio Parisse, who has played 121 internationals.

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