The final game of French legend Thierry Dusautoir's storied career, which has taken in some 80 caps for Les Bleus and a World Player of the Year award, will come for the Barbarians tomorrow night against Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.
"I received the invitation four months ago from the Barbarians and, when I knew I was going to end my career, I thought it was a nice way for me to say goodbye.
"You know the Barbarians are a legitimate team and it is always special to take part in a tour.
"I am still playing because the Barbarians invited me, but I'm sure I don't want to play any more after this. It was a hard decision to take but I felt it was a good moment for me to step away.
"I wanted to give more time to things off the pitch, and when you feel happy outside the pitch it is a good time to say goodbye."