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Michalak calls time on Les Bleus career

Frédéric Michalak during the match with Canada,  1st October 2015.
Frédéric Michalak during the match with Canada, 1st October 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE
Text by: Andy May
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Fly-half Frederic Michalak has ended his international career after a thumping 62-13 defeat for France by New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

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The 33-year-old came off with a thigh injury during the All Blacks success at Cardiff's Millenium Stadium.

The Toulon player ends his 14-year France spell with 77 caps, appearing at three World Cups.

Stade Francais lock Pascal Pape, 35, has also retired from international duty after winning 65 caps.

"It's a sad end but my body can't respond any more," said Michalak, whose contract with his club side expires next year 2016.

French captain Thierry Dusautoir, 2011 world player of the year, refused to comment when asked if he had played his last game for les Bleus.

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