NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 03: Knights players celebrate a try from Aidan Guerra of the Knights during the round 21 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Newcastle KnightsAidan Guerra has announced that he will retire at the end of the NRL season after a career spanning over 11 seasons.

The 32-year old second-rower has played 207 games for the Sydney Roosters and Newcastle Knights, joining the latter at the start of the 2018 NRL season and playing 53 of those games with the Knights.

He walks away from the game a premiership player with the Roosters in 2013 and playing 10 State of Origin games for Queensland and a represented Australia in a Test match.

View this post on Instagram

Hey everyone, I’ve decided that after 13 years of living my dream in the NRL I will be retiring at the end of the season. It’s a decision I am very comfortable with and am excited to see what the future holds for me, Bel and our little family. Thank you to my friends, family and all the great people I’ve met along the way that have supported me, helped me, doubted me or influenced me in any way. I never could have dreamed of having a career like this, and I couldn’t have done it without you all. I’ve been fortunate to have played with some of the best and toughest players this game has seen, coached by some of the best coaches and am happy to call some of them my mates for life. Anyone who knows me knows that it’s always been about more than football, it’s the good times shared off the field that makes what you achieve on the field so special, and I’m lucky to have plenty of those memories in the bank 🍻 Looking forward to finishing my career off with the great group of blokes here at the Knights and am excited for what life will bring after the final hooter sounds Cheers Dos ✌🏼

A post shared by Aidan Guerra (@guerraa25) on

Guerra made the decision public on Instagram, saying that the decision was a simple one, with an eye towards the future for him and his family.

“It’s a decision I am very comfortable with and am excited to see what the future holds for me, Bel and our little family,” he said.

“Thank you to my friends, family and all the great people I’ve met along the way that have supported me, helped me, doubted me or influenced me in anyway.

“I never could have dreamed of having a career like this, and I couldn’t have done it without you all.”

Guerra said that he has been fortunate enough to play with some of the league’s best players and coached by the league’s finest coaches and was happy to call some of them mates for life.

“Anyone who knows me knows that it’s always been about more than football, it’s the good times shared off the field that makes what you achieve on the field so special, and I’m lucky to have plenty of those memories in the bank,” he said.

“Looking forward to finishing my career off with the great group of blokes here at the Knights and am excited for what life will bring after the final hooter sounds.”

1 COMMENT

  1. He came through the Melbourne Storm system before joining the Roosters. I would like to have had him at the Dragons for a few seasons.

Comments are closed.