WARRINGTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Frank-Paul Nu'uausala of New Zealand in action during the Rugby League World Cup Group B match between New Zealand and Samoa at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Warrington, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Frank Paul Nu’uausala has announced his retirement, after 186 games across 11 years in the NRL.

Nu’uausala made 153 first grade appearances for the Roosters between 2007-14 and 31 appearances for Canberra, before taking up a position with Wigan in the Super League.

The front-rower then returned to the Tricolours in 2018, and has two appearances to his name this season.

The 31-year-old has also played 14 Tests for New Zealand, and represented the Kiwis in the 2013 World Cup, featuring in his country’s loss to Australia in the final.

WHAT A JOURNEY! My entire life to date has been dedicated to my love of rugby league but today, it’s with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement. From a small child who’d spend every waking minute kicking a footy around at training, trying my hardest to make it. Being rejected & too then be given a chance by the most prestigious rugby league club in the NRL.. my heart & soul will always belong to my Sydney Roosters. My story is just proof, dreams do come true. Rugby league has given me the chance to provide a better life for my family & allowed me to have experiences beyond my wildest dreams. Along the way, I’ve made bonds that I will carry with me for life. Not just the players but the people behind the scenes, they are my family. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me makes my dreams come true for the last 12 years.. firstly my Sydney Roosters for saving a young boy from the hood, I will be indebted to you for life. Canberra Raiders & Wigan Warriors for the good times! Thank you to all the fans who’ve always supported me along the way. Mum & Dad for believing in me & always supporting me, sacrificing so I could have cool boots 😅 Last & most certainly not least.. my wife & son! Thank you for always being there, through the good times & the bad times.. always being in my corner, never doubting me.. if it wasn’t for your encouragement & belief in me, I wouldn’t have the chance to retire here at the Roosters & you’re right, it wouldn’t have been the end to my career that we both deserve. You’ve always allowed me to chase my dreams & held the fort at home, wherever that may be.. you’re the real OG! It’s been a dream, we out G…..

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