Billy Slater has rocked the rugby league world with the news he will announce his retirement from rugby league at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Month’s of speculation have surrounded the full-back, and although an official announcement isn’t expected until next week, the Herald have confirmed reports that his retirement will be announced extremely soon.
Melbourne will tremor at the thought of life without the superstar, post retirement, after Billy put together a pulsating career that includes all sorts of individual and team honours.
Two Clive Churchill Medals, a Dally M Medal and a plethora of man of the series’ for State and Country hang on his wall. Along with two NRL Grand Final trophies, many Origin titles and international tournament wins (including the World Cup).
Slater was an integral part of the Queensland side that inserted dominance into the Origin series’ in his 31 appearances and also has 30 Australia caps under his belt. In the NRL, Slater amassed 313 games for the Melbourne Storm and scored an impressive 187 tries.