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Clermont's Benjamin Kayser prepares to bow out in the Top 14 final - 'I should have stayed for longer at Leicester'

Benjamin Kayser plays his final game of professional rugby for Clermont on Saturday
Benjamin Kayser plays his final game of professional rugby for Clermont on Saturday Credit: AFP

Half an hour gives you more than enough time to hear some fantastic stories from Benjamin Kayser, who will retire on Saturday after playing in the Top 14 final for Clermont.

Let us begin however by explaining how a 22 year-old French hooker, born in Paris and playing for Stade Francais, ended up in Leicester Tigers' famed front row 12 years ago.

“I was on the bus sat next to Agustin Pichot [now the World Rugby vice-chairman], who was speaking to Leicester trying to help his mate Juan Martin Hernandez with a possible move there from Stade," Kayser explains.

"Pichot asked what I was doing about re-signing with Stade and suggested me moving to Leicester.

"He sent a text and had an answer back from...

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