Last weekend’s semi-final defeat to Warrington proved the last outing in Chris Flannery‘s rugby league career.
The Australian told St Helens‘ official club website: “”It’s been a great career and I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has been a good ride.
“It’s been immense really, I’ve played State of Origin and in Grand Finals and sometimes those days in the NRL seem a lifetime away.
“Back home, winning the State of Origin series was good as was the 2002 Grand Final. Special times.”
He and the Roosters lost the next two finals to Penrith and Canterbury, and he was part of the Saints team beaten by Leeds (twice) and Wigan, although he missed last year’s final.
The back-rower made his Saints bow against Wigan midway through the 2007 season, and scored 42 tries for the “redvee”.