Cayless retires

West Tigers prop Jason Cayless has announced his retirement from the sport due to injury.

Cayless, a New Zealand international who has enjoyed spells with Parramatta, Sydney Roosters and St Helens, has called time on his career with a year left on his contract.

The 31-year-old made just three appearances for the Tigers last year due to a chronic shoulder problem.

“I’d like to thank Tim Sheens and Wests Tigers for giving me the opportunity to return to the NRL last season and finish off my playing career,” Cayless said.

“I’ve been unlucky with injuries over the past 12 months which has probably brought forward the decision a little early, but the game has been fantastic to me over 11 years so there aren’t too many complaints.”

Cayless has an impressive list of honours to his name and is one of the most decorated players of the modern era.

Among his achievements arean NRL premiership with the Roosters, three Challenge Cups, a Super League title and a World Club Challenge winners medal from his time with St Helens.

He also made 11 appearances for New Zealand.

“I’m leaving rugby league with some fantastic memories and a lot of good friends,” he said.

“Hanging up the boots gives me a good opportunity to take a break for a while before deciding what to do with the next stage of my life.”

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