Chris Hicks

Parramatta Eels winger Chris Hicks is ready to leave the game he loves so much, although it was not quite the fairytale finish that the 14-year veteran was after.

While Friday will mark his 200th NRL game, a feat he has finally achieved two weeks short of his retirement from the NRL, it was an milestone Hicks never thought he would reach.

Having announced his retirement in December last year, the former Penrith Panthers and Manly Sea Eagles winger was happy to sail off into the sunset to make room for the Warrington Wolves to sign Joel Monaghan.

However following injury and the subsequent retirement of Eric Grothe Jnr, Hicks hit the pause button on his career for all of 14 days until signing a one-year deal with the Eels.

At 34, the veteran will take the field for the second last time in what will be a huge occasion against the Roosters at Parramatta Stadium.

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