Doppies calls it a day

Former Golden Lions centre Doppies la Grange has announced his retirement from rugby.

The 32-year-old featured for Griquas in this year's Currie Cup after returning from Italy, having previously spent just under a decade in Johannesburg.

It was during his time with the Lions that La Grange experienced the highlight of his career.

'I will certainly never forget winning the Currie Cup in 2011 with the Lions,' La Grange told Die Burger.

His decision to retire was not taken lightly, but La Grange admits that it's time to move on from rugby.

'When I returned from Italy earlier [this year] I knew I still wanted to play some Currie Cup matches in South Africa before retiring. I listened to my body, but also decided that I wanted to bow out on my own terms and not because of a lack of form.'

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