Akuila Uate announces retirement

Drew Darbyshire

Former Huddersfield winger Akuila Uate has called time on his 13-year playing career.

The 33-year-old made 212 appearances for Newcastle Knights, Manly Sea Eagles and Huddersfield, scoring 134 tries.

Uate earned 18 caps for his native Fiji as well as representing Australia and New South Wales five times each.

On his Instagram, Uate wrote: “After 13 years as a professional athlete, the time has come for me to announce my retirement from the game.

“To all my previous clubs, thank you for taking a chance on me and giving me the opportunity to be apart of your club.

“I’m grateful to have shared in so many memories and milestones over the years and to be able to look back at these times it makes me feel so honoured.

“As one door closes another one opens – looking forward to what’s next.”


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