NRL legend Minichiello retires
Anthony Minichiello has announced he will retire at the end of the 2014 season, bringing to an end a 15-year career in the NRL.
The former Australian international is on course to become the most-capped player in Sydney Roosters history by the end of the current campaign, and the 34-year-old admits he is content with his decision to retire at the right time.
“It’s weird because last year when you guys were asking ‘When’s the time?’ I couldn’t see it and people when they retire they say when you know you know,” Minichiello said.
“But I always thought would that feeling come across me. This year there is that slight feeling down deep inside.
“I’ve achieved a lot in the game and there’s still a little bit to go hopefully so I’m really happy with my decision.”
Roosters coach Trent Robinson called Minichiello an inspiration, and admits he is a huge part of the current makeup of the Sydney Roosters club.
“I’d been here a long time, right back to when Mini started in 1995,” he said.
“I’d been in and out of the place a couple of times, Mini had been here and lived that whole period.
“It was important to go in and understand the club and not just the team… we had a huge history, a proud history.
“And Mini was a huge part of passing on what the club meant to him… and we bought back into our club and our region and the eastern suburbs.”
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