Foundation Titan Retires

LUKE Bailey has announced he will retire after the last round clash with the Bulldogs on Sunday.

The 34-year-old prop, who missed yesterday’s match against the Warriors because of a neck injury, had anticipated playing on next year but with the Titans unable to commit to a deal, he felt it’s time to end his 15-season NRL career.

“My body felt good and I’d had talks with the club and was hoping a further one-year deal but I can understand that the club needs to look to the future and I accept that,” Bailey said.


“I don’t really want to move and play for another NRL club and packing up the family and going overseas for just one season didn’t really appeal, so it’s time to call it quits.

Asked how he would like to be remembered, Bailey replied:

“I’d like to think I’ve always been a player that had a crack and was consistently above average for 15 years and I am proud of that.

“And that was possible with the support of my family, my wife Rebecca and our children and my mum and dad.

“My one regret has been not reaching a grand final but I will settle with having a great, healthy family and being healthy myself.”