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Highlanders hooker Hore hangs up his boots

Andrew Hore has retired from playing rugby

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Article Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013|

All Blacks and Highlanders hooker Andrew Hore has retired from international rugby after playing 83 tests and will become a full time farmer.

The 35-year-old Hore made his announcement on arrival at Auckland Airport on Wednesday at the end of the All Blacks' tour to Japan and Europe.

New Zealand beat Japan, France, England and Ireland to finish a year in which they won all 14 tests, becoming the first team in the professional era to complete a perfect season.

Hore says, "I've had a good run. Hopefully I can get home and make a good fist of my next job which is going to be a farmer."

Hore made his test debut in 2002 and was a member of the All Blacks team which won the 2011 World Cup.

More made his Super Rugby in 2001 for the Crusaders but moved to the Hurricanes in 2002 and stayed there until 2011.

In the 2012 and 2013 Super Rugby seasons Hore played for the Highlanders but did not get his contract renewed for the 2014 season.

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