Thierry Dusautoir the iconic player of French Rugby will close his career at Kingspan Stadium while playing against Ulster.
Dusautoir is a legendary player and was among three Toulouse players who were selected by Vern Cotter the head coach of Barbarians for the fixture June.
Dusautoir is 35-year-old, and he will be joined by Maxime Medard France full back and Patricio Albacete Argentina lock. Jeremy Thrush of New Zealand will also join him in the squad. For the Barbarians, all four will be making their first appearances.
Dusautoir has an astonishing career with France; he led the team 56 times, which is a record in 80 tests he played. He also captained 2000 Rugby World Cup final. Because of his incredible performance he was named as World Player of the Year in 2011 the same year he captained the team for the world cup of Rugby.
The present captain of Toulouse made the announcement of his complete retirement from Rugby last week. And in the beginning of this month, inclusion of Connacht Centre Bundee Aki in Barbarians was confirmed.
Talking about his experience with the team Dusautoir said,” I have no words to explain the atmosphere I got in the club. The team is like a family to me, and I will remain in touch with them always. I wish the all the luck to the team and hope to see them climbing new heights in Rugby in coming days”.
Dusautoir has not revealed is planned after leaving the game so far. Maybe, he wants to take some break and think about it later. However, the fans and the team will miss their exemplary player whenever they will come on the field. Dusautoir will make the formal announcement about his closing of career at Kingspan Stadium while playing against Ulster.