Newcastle Knights veteran Aidan Guerra has announced that he will retire at the end of the current NRL season.
Guerra, 32, has spent 11 seasons in the NRL and played more than 200 games for Sydney Roosters and Newcastle Knights.
The back-rower represented Italy at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, and has played 10 Origin games for the Maroons and made one appearances for the Kangaroos, as well as a premiership ring in 2013.
Guerra posted on social media: “Hey everyone, I’ve decided that after 13 years of living my dream in the NRL I will be retiring at the end of the season. It’s a decision I am very comfortable with and am excited to see what the future holds for me, Bel and our little family.
“Thank you to my friends, family and all the great people I’ve met along the way that have supported me, helped me, doubted me or influenced me in any way. I never could have dreamed of having a career like this, and I couldn’t have done it without you all.
“I’ve been fortunate to have played with some of the best and toughest players this game has seen, coached by some of the best coaches and am happy to call some of them my mates for life.
“Anyone who knows me knows that it’s always been about more than football, it’s the good times shared off the field that makes what you achieve on the field so special, and I’m lucky to have plenty of those memories in the bank.
“Looking forward to finishing my career off with the great group of blokes here at the Knights and am excited for what life will bring after the final hooter sounds. Cheers Dos.”