NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 18: Kade Snowden of the Knights runs the ball during the round 19 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Gold Coast Titans at Hunter Stadium on July 18, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Newcastle Knights forward Kade Snowden has medically retired from the game due to a neck injury.

Snowden played 174 NRL games and represented NSW and Australia over his 12-year career.

“It has been a tough year not being able to contribute to the team but my body just couldn’t do it anymore,” Snowden said.

“A number of injuries, but primarily my neck, have forced an early retirement from the game that has been my whole life.”

Snowden made his debut for the Club in 2005, playing 14 games, before moving to Cronulla in 2008.

“To make my NRL debut for the Knights, it was something I had dreamed of since I was a kid,” Snowden reflected.

“It really meant everything to me and while I wish I could have been a one-club player, it didn’t pan out that way.

“I know I was a better person and player for moving away and coming back to the Knights.”



  1. not surprised. bloke was good for the first couple of years. then went downhill. Thanks for everything you did for the NRL, including smashing up ray thompsons jaw.

  2. No loss. Softest prop since Jason Ryles. Lost count of the amount of times he would stop at the line when making a hit up.

  3. So little respect on this site. Thankyou for your service. The guy was a gun before his back ruined him, 2011 & 2013 he was among the best props in the game.

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