Powell out of Test arena

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Daryl Powell has announced his retirement from the international game.

The 31-year-old, appointed player-coach of Keighley Cougars before setting off on the Great Britain tour, decided to retire after last Friday's second Test against New Zealand.

He has established himself as one of the six most-capped players of all time. Powell, who had 28 Test caps before the start of the tour, made his Test debut in Britain's 8-4 win over France in Perpignan in March 1990, and was in the side that beat the touring Australians at Wembley later that year.

"I know some people think I am lucky to have won all these caps but I have always preferred to do my talking out on the pitch," he said.