David Shillington announces retirement
Titans prop forward David Shillington has announced his retirement from the game effective immediately.
After 215 games in the NRL, eight Origins for Queensland and 14 Tests for Australia the 33-year-old has succumbed to a range of chronic injuries that require further surgery.
"It's not necessarily the way that you'd like to retire from the game but injuries are a part of it and it's just all a bit much for me to continue putting my body through it," Shillington said.
"I've had a great time in the game and it's given me so much. The people I've met along the way and the fun I've had, has given me plenty of great memories.
"I'd like to thank the three clubs I played for over the years for allowing me to play the game that I love for a living and helping me achieve many of my goals.
"I won't be lost to the game though, I'm looking forward to my next chapter where I'll do some work as part of the NRL Ambassador program."