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France half-back Jean-Baptiste Elissalde retires

Jean-Baptiste Elissalde in aciton for Toulouse
Elissalde won 35 caps for France and will now turn to coaching

Toulouse and France playmaker Jean-Baptiste Elissalde has retired following his club's 21-19 victory over Biarritz in the Heineken Cup final.

He was named on the bench for the final, having picked up a groin injury three weeks ago, but did not play.

The versatile 32-year-old could play at both scrum-half and fly-half and was capped 35 times by France.

He will take part in the Barbarians matches in June before joining the backroom staff at Toulouse.

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