Souths’ Scott Geddes set to retire

South Sydney Rabbitohs Scott Geddes has announced he will retire from Rugby League at the end of the 2012 season.

The prop forward is in his 11th season with the Rabbitohs and has made 124 NRL for them since 2002. He is also the only player in the squad to have been part of the squad every year since their reinstatement.

But Geddes has decided enough is enough in a career full of ups and downs and wishes he could go on.

He said, “I wish I could play forever but unfortunately my body won’t allow that to happen. I’ve absolutely loved my time here at the Rabbitohs. I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years and the club just continues to grow stronger and stronger.

“I would like to thank the club and the members for all the support they’ve given me over the years. I may be hanging up the boots at the end of the year but I hope to be part of the club for many years to come.”

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire paid tribute to Geddes for his professionalism and commitment.

He said, “Scotty has been a real trooper for the club for over a decade now, and to play the position he does, with the injury issues he’s had over the years, and to keep getting himself ready to play each week shows his level of commitment and professionalism towards the club and his teammates.

“To keep performing at the level he has with the injuries he’s had, is a credit to him. He’s great for the young players in the squad, helping them achieve their best at the NRL level too.

“He really personifies the South Sydney spirit.”

Geddes debut came against the Canberra Raiders in round two, 2002.

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