Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs skipper Andrew Ryan has announced he will retire at the end of the NRL season.
The premiership player and State of Origin representative, who joined the Bulldogs for the 2003 season, said it was “mentally and physically time” to call it a day.
Ryan has played 213 first-grade games for the Bulldogs after joining from Parramatta.
He said the 2004 premiership win was the highlight of his distinguished career.
A bustling, hard-running second rower, Ryan has scored 67 tries for the Bulldogs as he looks to lead the club to another finals series.
“Hopefully we can give it a good shake over the next five games and see what happens,” he said.