Warrior Ben Henry to retire
After undergoing major knee surgeries in three of the last four seasons Warriors back-rower Ben Henry has announced he will retire at the end of 2016.
The 24-year-old had his season ended with a patella injury to his left knee in Round 1, following ACL injuries to the same knee in 2013 and 2015.
"It's been a tough call to make because my goals were always to be a professional rugby league player," Henry told Warriors.kiwi.
"It's a huge disappointment but after all the damage to my knee there really wasn't any option. While my heart was set on coming back yet again I've had to accept my body won't allow me to compete at the level I need to.
"While there have been setbacks I'm still so grateful for the opportunities rugby league has given me. To be able to play for the club in the NYC and the NRL as well as making my Test debut for my country has been a privilege.
"I've played alongside so many great players and I'll always cherish those times. I want to thank all the team-mates and coaches I've had for being there to support me through the good and bad times.
"This isn't the way I planned it but now I have made this decision I'm ready for the next phase of life after football."