31 Aug 2008

Percy Montgomery announces retirement

6:04 am on 31 August 2008

The South African fullback Percy Montgomery has announced his retirement from international rugby after the Springboks' resounding 53-8 victory over Australia in a Tri-Nations match in Johannesburg.

Montgomery earned his 102nd cap at Ellis Park.

Joost van der Westhuizen, with 89 caps, is South Africa's second most capped player.

Montgomery scored 893 points in an illustrious 11-year career that spanned South Africa's successful Tri-Nations championships in 1998 and 2004, as well as winning the World Cup in France last year.

Montgomery says he'll continue to play for Western Province in the Currie Cup this year and is also available for the Stormers next season.