Canberra Raiders Captain Alan Tongue will announce his retirement from Rugby League this afternoon, at a Press Conference at Canberra Stadium.
Alan arrived in Canberra from Tamworth at the end of 1998 on a Scholarship with the Raiders after attending Farrer Agricultural High School where he played his junior rugby league.
He made his first grade debut in 2000 against the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium in Brisbane, a game and went on to win the Raiders rookie of the year award that season.
He’s since gone on to play 217 NRL games with the Raiders and will line up for his 218th match this weekend against the Titans.
An outstanding leader Alan will be missed by the club in his retirement, but is always welcome at Raiders HQ or here at Canberra Stadium.
A true clubman Alan is one of the few remaining one club players and will be remembered among the Raiders greats.