He was a standout in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and for many All Blacks this year's final was their last game.
But do they have to retire? Could they go on to play for overseas teams?
One person who knows exactly what that is like is Piri Weepu, who now plays for France.
Story went to catch up with the former All Blacks half-back to see his new life, the challenges and how his French is coming along.
Watch the video for the full Story report.