Johan Goosen in shock retirement at 24

Cape Town - According to his club Racing 92, Springbok fullback Johan Goosen has reportedly retired from rugby at the age of 24.

Racing broke the news in a statement from club president Jacky Lorenzetti on the club's website on Friday.

Goosen was named Top 14 Player of the Season for 2015/16 after helping the club win the French title and reaching the Champions Cup final.

He has won 13 caps for South Africa since making his debut in 2012, start at fullback for the Springboks in their most recent Test against Wales.

Goosen moved to France in 2014 after beginning his professional career with the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.

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