PRO14

Demetri Catrakilis calls it a day

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Demetri Catrakilis of the Southern Kings kicks a conversion during the PRO14 match against Llanelli Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on 23 February 2020.
Demetri Catrakilis of the Southern Kings kicks a conversion during the PRO14 match against Llanelli Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on 23 February 2020.
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Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has called time on his career at the age of 30.

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Catrakilis most recently played for the Southern Kings in the 2019/20 PRO14, which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During his career he also represented the UCT Ikeys, Western Province, Stormers, Montpellier in France and Harlequins in England.

His career highlights included winning the Varsity Cup with UCT in 2011 and the Currie Cup twice with Western Province in 2012 and 2014.

Catrakilis announced his retirement on Instagram on Wednesday, without going into much detail on his decision.

"The journey was incredible. I wouldn’t change a thing or person I encountered. Thank you rugby, see you on the other side," he wrote.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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