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Emotions to fore as Friend announces immediate retirement – NRL.COM

An emotional Jake Friend has confirmed his immediate NRL retirement after after 13 years in red, white and blue.

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An emotional Jake Friend has confirmed his immediate NRL retirement after 13 years in red, white and blue.
Friend said “extensive medical advice” around head knocks and injuries led him to call time on a 264-game career that saw him lead the Tricolours to back-to-back titles along with another title in 2013.
Delivering a video statement rather than the traditional SCG precinct press conference of fellow Roosters retirees, Friend struggled to keep his emotions in check when thanking teammates Jared…

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