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Cueto realistic over England career

Sale winger Mark Cueto admits he is unlikely to play for England again, but has no intention of retiring from international rugby.

The 32-year-old last wore the red rose during the World Cup quarter-final defeat to France in October, scoring a try in the 19-12 loss.

The 55-cap three-quarter, who has scored 20 tries for England, told BBC Radio Manchester: "I'm still available but I understand the situation, I'm slipping out gracefully. You always hold a little light but you've got to be realistic. I know I'm not going to play for England again."

He continued: "I'm not just going to announce my retirement because I know that. I never wanted to officially announce that I was retiring. It's not the sort of thing that I wanted to do.

"I'd always say I'm available but it's not going to happen now. I'm just going to look forward to working hard and playing well for Sale in my last few years."


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