Bryce Gibbs in action for the Sharks this season.

Bryce Gibbs announces retirement

Cronulla and former Wests Tigers prop Bryce Gibbs has announced his retirement from the NRL.

The 30-year-old scored a try – one of just four times he crossed in the NRL – in the Tigers' 2005 Grand Final win. He retires with 197 first grade games – 155 for Wests Tigers and 42 for the Sharks. He also played four times for City Origin.

Gibbs, who was troubled by injuries including a chronic Achilles injury late in his career, was restricted to just eight games in 2013 and 14 games in 2014.

He announced the move via his Twitter account, thanking former Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens for giving him a chance as an 18-year-old. Gibbs added he would continue to be play rugby league at some level. 

Some of his former teammates also took to Twitter to congratulate Gibbs on his career.