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NZRFU Wish Wilson Well

The New Zealand Rugby Football Union today wished Jeff Wilson well in his life after rugby.

NZRFU Chief Executive Officer David Rutherford said New Zealand rugby would be the poorer without Wilson.

"Jeff Wilson was a naturally gifted player who made a huge contribution to the game for such a long time and it is sad for rugby that he has decided to retire. Rugby fans around the country would acknowledge that he is still at the peak of his form," Mr Rutherford said.

"However, we respect his decision to pursue the other love of his life, cricket, and admire the fact that he wants to fully commit himself to it. Anything less than 100 percent commitment would not be Jeff Wilson.

"It is great that he will continue to be involved in New Zealand sport and that his talents won't be lost to the country."

Mr Rutherford also paid tribute to Wilson for his loyalty to New Zealand rugby at a crucial time in its history.

"Jeff Wilson was loyal to New Zealand rugby in some of its toughest times and we thank him for that."

Wilson played 71 times for the All Blacks, including 60 tests, since 1993.

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