Brisbane Broncos captain Alex Glenn has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021 season.
Glenn has played his entire career at Brisbane, making 282 NRL appearances to date over a 13-season career. He is the club’s fourth-most capped player of all time.
He made his NRL debut in round one of the 2009 NRL season against the North Queensland Cowboys, featuring from the interchange bench at the Suncorp Stadium.
The 33-year-old has been club captain for the past two years, and is a five-time winner of the club’s Kevin Walters Award for Most Consistent Player, the most of any player in Broncos history.
Glenn also played 14 internationals – 12 for New Zealand and two for the Cook Islands, one of those as captain.
He said: “It was always a dream come true to play for the Broncos, but to finish my career as a one-club player here is beyond anything I could have imagined.
“There have been plenty of highs and lows but I have never taken for granted how special it is to be able to pull on the Broncos jersey.
“The Broncos are a family and I feel like I have grown up here and I appreciate every player, coach and staff member that has helped me along that journey.
“My own beautiful family – Jemma and the kids Miller, Gisele and Oakley – are an inspiration to me and make me want to be a better man and father every day.
“Then there are the members and fans – they are the best in the game and there is no better feeling than playing in front of them at Suncorp Stadium.
“The Broncos have a bright future ahead, you can see that by the way we have turned things around this year, and I can’t wait to see this team grow and succeed in the years ahead.”
"I love this club, and I love you boys" ❤️
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Broncos Coach Kevin Walters said: “Lex has played at a very high standard for a long time and led by example on and off the field.
“To be so consistent week-in, week-out since making his debut in 2009 is an incredible effort.
“He’s a true clubman and will always be remembered for his pride and passion in the Broncos jersey.”