Friday 22 September 2017

Racing 92 consider legal action after Player of the Year (24) announces shock retirement to become 'commercial director'

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE - DECEMBER 27: Johan Goosen of Racing 92 in action during the Top 14 rugby match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Racing 92 at Stade Marcel Michelin on December 27, 2015 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE - DECEMBER 27: Johan Goosen of Racing 92 in action during the Top 14 rugby match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Racing 92 at Stade Marcel Michelin on December 27, 2015 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Racing 92 have announced that South African out-half Johan Goosen has retired at just 24.

The Springbok out-half has, according to the Parisian club, walked away from rugby to become a 'commercial director' in South Africa.

The news has come as a huge shock, with Goosen winning the Top 14 Player of the Year award just last season after Racing won the league title.

Chairman of Racing 92, Jackie Lorenzetti, announced the news in a strongly worded statement this afternoon, saying that that club may take legal action against Goosen and his advisers.

"Naturally, Racing 92 reserves the right to give such conduct all appropriate legal actions both towards Johan Goosen as those who advise him," Lorenzetti said.

Goosen has been capped 13 times for the South African national team.

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