Veteran Montpellier prop Mas to retire


Veteran Montpellier prop Nicolas Mas will retire at the end of the season.

Former France forward Mas will call time on his career after helping with Montpellier's bid to complete a Top 14 and European Challenge Cup double. 

The team is second in the league, two points behind Clermont, and through to a final of the continental knockout competition against Harlequins next Friday.

Mas has been a stalwart of French rugby for over a decade and made 85 appearances for Les Bleus between 2003 and 2015.

The 35-year-old played at three Rugby World Cups before ending his international career after the 2015 instalment, with his last France appearance coming in the 62-13 defeat to New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

Mas was a member of the France team that secured a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2010.