Billy Slater to retire at end of season

Drew Darbyshire

Billy Slater has confirmed that he will hang up his boots at the end of the campaign.

The Melbourne Storm star hd already called time on his representative career earlier this year and has now decided that he will retire from all rugby league at the end of the NRL season.

Slater has played 16 seasons at the highest level of rugby league, scoring 187 NRL tries in 313 games for Melbourne.

On his decision to retire at the season’s end, the 35-year-old said: “The decision has been with me for a while now.

“It’s not one that I’ve taken lightly. I didn’t want to make the decision any earlier, I wanted to sit on it for a while to make the right decision. If I didn’t there would be a lot of regrets.