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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5 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the memories Big Frankie. You played in the premiership winning side of 2013 at the Roosters won a World Club Challenge in 2014 and won a premiership with Wigan in England. What a champion wrecking ball. All the best for the future and it was destiny that you made it back home at the Roosters to announce your retirement and finish off an fantastic career to always be known as a true red white and BLUE Rooster🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓

  2. And for all you Rooster haters. Remember that frees up 400k for this premiership winner and International rep player, 250k for Reece Robinson leaving, 150k for O’Sullivan leaving equals 800k for Taupua💪😎👊

  3. Tough customer over the years and terrorized my Rabbits on many occasions. Every club needs a Nu’uausala. A true champion who has been attacked by the old age barrier. Don’t worry Frank, it gets us all in the end. Good luck.

  4. I loved Frank Paul the Wrecking Ball. When he turned up, wow, one of the best and most destructive forwards in the business.
    All the best in retirement big fella!

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