Veteran captain announces retirement

Brisbane Broncos captain Alex Glenn will retire at the end of the 2021 season.

Glenn has played his entire career at Brisbane, making 282 NRL appearances to date over a 17-year period. He is the club’s fourth-most capped player of all time behind Darren Lockyer (355 games), Corey Parker (347) and Sam Thaiday (304).

The 33-year-old was made club captain two years ago, and is a five-time winner of the club’s Kevin Walters Award for Most Consistent Player – a record at the club.

He said: “It was always a dream come true to play for the Broncos, but to finish my career as a one-club player here is beyond anything I could have imagined.

“There have been plenty of highs and lows but I have never taken for granted how special it is to be able to pull on the Broncos jersey.

“The Broncos are a family and I feel like I have grown up here and I appreciate every player, coach and staff member that has helped me along that journey.”

Broncos Coach Kevin Walters paid tribute to Glenn: “Lex has played at a very high standard for a long time and led by example on and off the field.

“To be so consistent week-in, week-out since making his debut in 2009 is an incredible effort.

“He’s a true clubman and will always be remembered for his pride and passion in the Broncos jersey.”

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