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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 12:27 GMT
Umaga's career in photos

Tana Umaga pictured in 1997

24-year-old Jonathan Falefasa Umaga, better known as Tana, makes his international debut as a winger against Fiji in 1997

Umaga scores a try against France in Wellington

Umaga makes a real impact for the All Blacks and scores a hat-trick of tries in the 54-7 demolition of France in June 1999

Umaga is shackled by France's Fabien Galthie and Emile Ntamack in the 1999 World Cup semi-final at Twickenham

In the 1999 World Cup semi-final, Umaga and New Zealand suffer a shock 43-31 defeat to France in a classic encounter

Umaga plays at centre against France in Paris after playing his first 18 Tests on the wing

He is named New Zealand's Player of the Year in 2000 and switches from wing to centre against France in the autumn

Umaga attends to the unconscious Colin Charvis in the Test against Wales in Hamilton

He becomes the first Kiwi to win the Pierre de Coubertin Trophy after helping the unconscious Colin Charvis in 2003

Umaga injures his left knee in the opening match of the 2003 World Cup against Italy

The 2003 World Cup in Australia ends prematurely for Umaga as he injures his left knee in the opening match against Italy

Umaga celebrates the win over England in June 2004

He is made New Zealand captain on 12 June 2004 and guides the team to a 36-3 win over world champions England

Umaga faces the media after his alleged spear tackle on Brian O'Driscoll

Controversy follows during the 2005 Lions tour as Umaga faces scrutiny over an alleged spear tackle on Brian O'Driscoll

Umaga lifts the Tri Nations trophy in September 2005

After a 3-0 win over the Lions the All Blacks overcome Australia and South Africa to claim the Tri-Nations crown

Umaga leads the Haka

Umaga leads the Haka for the last time as his side claim the Grand Slam over Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland

Umaga quits international rugby
10 Jan 06 |  Internationals

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