Paris finale for Candelon

France Sevens veteran Julien Candelon has announced that he will retire from the game following this weekend's tournament in Paris.

Candelon turns 37 in July and has decided to call time on his Sevens career on home soil at the penultimate leg of the World Rugby Series.

"All good things must come to an end," he told World Rugby's website.

"I have given a lot of my life to rugby and it has been quite demanding. I am almost 37 years old and I have sacrificed a lot over the past 15 years.

"I feel that in today's rugby world I am lucky that I am able to choose how I end my career. I have always said that if the day comes that I start to make the spectators laugh, I’d have waited too long. So before that happens, I am bowing out gracefully."

Candelon is on a remarkable 42 tournament appearances and even he was shocked by that number as he looks forward to this weekend's event.

"42 tournaments…that's quite a few kilometres," he added. "That makes five years on the World Series and possibly only three tournaments missed. That's a lot and at the same time it has given me so much back that the kilometres around the world were well worth it."

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