SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Jeremy Latimore of the Dragons runs with the ball during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra forward Jeremy Latimore has announced he will retire at the end of the Dragons' 2019 season.

The 32-year-old journeyman's first-grade career spans across five NRL clubs.

Latimore made his first-grade debut for the Parramatta Eels in 2009 before stints with the New Zealand Warriors, St George Illawarra, Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks.

Latimore returned to the Dragons in 2018 and has played 177 games in the NRL to date.

"I've been thinking about [retirement] for a couple of weeks now, and I feel now is the right time to go out for myself and my family. I've had a ball and I really love this Dragons club but unfortunately all good things have to come to an end," Latimore said on the club website.

"To all the Red V Members and fans, you have been a great crew to me and the boys. For you to have embraced me over the past couple of years, it's something I've truly enjoyed.

"I'll never forget the 'Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!' chant taking off; it's something I've been so happy to see people get around."

Latimore recounts his debut game as one of the best memories of his career, as well as his appearances in big matches.

"My NRL debut (Round 11, 2009) is something I always look back on fondly. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work in front of all my family and friends," Latimore said.

"To also be involved in all the finals games that I have has been awesome. It's a different sort of beast. Looking back at our game in Brisbane last year especially, that's something I'll hold with me forever. I was lucky enough to play part in three Anzac Day games too."

3 COMMENTS

  1. Edwoodwoodwood1 as FrankSpencer you posted in ZT you played for the Roosters.
    Do you think Latimore would have been a good fit at the roosters?

  2. A solid honest player that every team needs, not taking too much out of the salary cap.

    I was disappointed the first time he left.

    A lot of players leaving Saints, none coming in….

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