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Mignoni to retire

Former France scrum-half Pierre Mignoni is to hang up his boots at the end of the current season.

The 33-year-old half-back is currently in his third spell with Toulon having also represented Beziers, Dax and Clermont Auvergne.

He won 28 caps during his international career, notably helping Les Blues to secure the 2002 Six Nations Grand Slam, and played in two World Cups.

Mignoni will be looking to end his career on a high by securing his first Top 14 title, with Toulon currently fifth in the table and in the mix for an end-of-season play-off place.

He has been linked with a coaching role at the club but a statement on the Toulon website announcing his retirement said: "Pierre Mignoni has not commented on the possibility of coaching next season. However, he has not ruled out this possibility."


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