28 Feb 2015

Fagan to hang up his shears

7:44 am on 28 February 2015

Shearing legend David Fagan will wear the New Zealand singlet for the final time today in his last international test before hanging up his shears.

David Fagan.

David Fagan in action at the Otago Championships. Photo: Shearing Sports New Zealand

The 53-year-old will retire after his last competition, the New Zealand Championships in hometown Te Kuiti in April.

However today marks his final international test in New Zealand after first representing his country 30 years ago.

During his 37 years competing David Fagan has 637 open final wins to his name, including 16 National championships, 16 famed Golden Shears, as-well-as five individual and seven team world titles.

There is a chance he will have an opportunity to finish his international career in July in Wales, where he is "like God," according to Welsh team manager Bill Jones.

To do this he would have to win either the New Zealand title or the New Zealand Shears Circuit final during his final competition.

Today Mr Fagan will team up with South Island shearer Tony Coster in the final test against Wales in Apiti in northern Manawatu.

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