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Vos quits Springboks.

FORMER South Africa captain Andre Vos has announced his retirement from international rugby at the age of 27.

The flanker won 33 caps and captained his country on 16 occasions, taking over from Joost van der Westhuizen after the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

But Vos believes his body can no longer stand up to the rigours of Test rugby.

"Physically I am no longer up to Springbok rugby. It's a heartsore matter, but I have no other choice but to say goodbye to the green and gold, " he told the Rapport newspaper.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 25, 2002
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