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Courtney Lawes is gearing up for life after rugby by becoming more involved in the family business as he prepares to retire from the sport.

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Lawes has enjoyed an illustrious career, featuring in four Rugby World Cups and two memorable British and Irish Lions tours.

“This was my last World Cup,” Lawes said after retiring from international rugby.

“The kids are at that age where they need their dad around. It will be good to be with them more, to provide some well needed structure to the mob.

“It’s a bit of an end of an era, but it’s been a real honour for me to represent England for so long. I haven’t told Steve [Borthwick] yet, but I will let him know. But I’ve said to the boys, anyone that’s asked. I think it’s time. I’ve done four World Cups, so I’m pretty happy with that.

“I think, as hard as it is being away from your family and stuff like that, you almost have another family. You really feel like that, especially when you’re away in camps like World Cup camps. It’s five months, staying with your brothers.

“I’ll definitely miss the boys, the banter and all the stuff we get up to when we’re not training. I’ll miss the hard work as well. And I’ll definitely miss pulling the jersey on and giving it everything.”

While he will continue playing France for a while, the forward has diligently been preparing for his post-rugby life.

He’s gearing up to take a more hands-on role in the world of property development alongside his wife, who is also a director in their company, CLL Property.

Lawes doesn’t have plans to venture into coaching or pursue a career in the media industry. The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony back in July 2015 and are now proud parents of four children.

In addition to their real estate endeavors, Jessica manages a blog known as The Mum Club. This website offers valuable parenting guidance, covering topics ranging from essential baby products to surviving long-haul flights with toddlers.

Highest-paid rugby players:

Breaking records and raising eyebrows, these players are leading the charge in the financial stakes of rugby union. Here’s the rundown of the top earners in the game according to The Scotsman:

Siya Kolisi – £850,000

The South African skipper boasts an impressive resume with two Rugby World Cup triumphs and a commendable third-place finish. At French powerhouse Racing 92, Kolisi has been commanding a salary of £850,000, but with the recent arrival of Owen Farrell, he might be eyeing a bump in his paycheck.

Siya Kolisi, Captain of South Africa during the Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on August 25th 2023. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Faf De Klerk – £900,000

De Klerk, another key figure in South Africa’s World Cup-winning squad, has made his mark in Japan. Playing for the Yokohama Canon Eagles, he’s banking a cool £900,000 annually, showcasing the global appeal of rugby’s top talents.

Faf de Klerk of Sale Sharks during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks at Sandy Park on 6 March 2022. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

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