8 May 2010

Tiatia to retire this year

9:40 am on 8 May 2010

The former All Black and Hurricanes back-rower Filo Tiatia is to hang up his boots at the end of the current northern season.

The 38-year-old, who took on a coaching role at Welsh club Ospreys last year, says he hopes to take up a full-time coaching position with the side.

He's been in Wales since 2006 after playing in Japan.

Tiatia won his two All Black caps in 2000 against Tonga and Italy.