Jamie Soward confirms retirement

Jamie Soward has confirmed his shock retirement from the sport.

The 31-year-old has called time on a career that included 12 NRL seasons, two stints with London Broncos and a Premiership winning campaign in 2010.

Although the halfback’s stay at London came to an end, he was expected to continue his career and was loosely linked with a move to Widnes earlier in the season.

However, Soward has decided to hang up the boots, 11 years after making his first-grade debut with Sydney Roosters.

Soward’s main success came at St George Illawarra Dragons, where he won the Premiership in 2010 under the stewardship of Wayne Bennett.

Selection for New South Wales followed, however, a seven-year stay at the Dragons came to an end after a fallout with coach Steve Price, which resulted in his first short stint with London in 2013.

He returned to the NRL with Penrith in 2014, where he stayed before his most recent stint with the Broncos.