Star announces immediate retirement from rugby league

NRL veteran Brett Morris has announced his immediate retirement five weeks after suffering a season-ending ACL injury.

The 34-year-old confirmed the decision in an interview taken at the Sydney club.

“Not everybody gets to go out on their own terms, but looking back over my career, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunities I’ve had, and I hang up the boots a very proud and content man, knowing that the time is right,” Morris said.

“To Trent and the coaching and performance staff, I found a new lease on life here at the Roosters. Since I first walked through the door in late 2018, I have been challenged every day, but because of that, I’ve also had some of my most enjoyable memories on and off the footy field.

“To my current teammates, we’re a tight group and it was a privilege every time I got to run out with you. To one teammate in particular, it was awesome to be able to start and finish my career with my brother Josh, and the memories we made are some I’ll cherish forever.

“Family is incredibly important to me, and I certainly wouldn’t have been in the position to enjoy 16 seasons in the NRL without the unwavering support of my mother Karen, my siblings, and most of all, my wife Kate and our children Emily, Ellie and James.”

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