Jason Cayless

Popular Wests Tigers prop forward Jason Cayless has today announced his retirement from professional rugby league, putting a premature end to his career with one season remaining on his current contract.

“I’d like to thank Tim Sheens and Wests Tigers for giving me the opportunity to return to the NRL last season and finish off my playing career,” Cayless said.

“I’ve been unlucky with injuries over the past 12 months which has probably brought forward the decision a little early, but the game has been fantastic to me over 11 years so there aren’t too many complaints.”

Cayless’ decorated career spanned over 100 NRL games with the Parramatta Eels, Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers. He also played more than 70 games with St Helens in the English Super League.