NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Nathan Ross of the Knights looks on during the round 19 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Gold Coast Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Newcastle cult hero Nathan Ross has reportedly told teammates he will be retiring from the NRL due to an ongoing groin injury that will keep him from returning to first grade level.

According to, the NRL will still need to determine whether it will officially be a medical retirement, although Ross has already spoken to the club about hanging up the boots.

Ross debuted for Newcastle as a 27-year-old in 2015, and scored 23 tries during his 60 first grade appearances for the Knights.

The winger was always going to struggle to break his way into the Knights' side after off-season acquisitions Jesse Ramien and Edrick Lee joined the club, although he wasn't given the chance to prove himself given his fitness levels never returned to where they should be.

Ross was recently linked with a move away from the club, although he decided to stay given his contract runs out at the end of the 2020 season.


  1. Feel sorry for the rossdog, he went though all the hard times and loves the club…… back to cutting coal I guess

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