Cronulla forward Jayson Bukuya announces retirement with immediate effect

Cronulla forward Jayson Bukuya has announced his retirement from rugby league with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old made 168 appearances for the Sharks and 18 for New Zealand Warriors during a single season away from Cronulla in 2014.

Bukuya also earned 11 caps for Fiji, playing for the nation at the 2008 and 2013 World Cup tournaments.

Sharks coach John Morris said: “We wish Jayson all the best and congratulate him on a great career.

“He will always be treasured at the club for not only being a part of the 2016 Premiership winning team but also for the great person he was.

“He was an outstanding clubman who always gave his best both on and off the field.”

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