June 15, 2024

Parramatta Eels forward announces retirement

“It may not be the ending I would have liked, but truth is, I lived my fairytale for five years.”

Parramatta Eels forward Andrew Davey has declared his retirement from rugby association after five seasons within the NRL.

Davey’s retirement from the amusement comes after he gotten counsel from therapeutic specialists that he ought to hang up the boots.

Debuting in 2020 with the Parramatta Eels, his career would final 44 NRL recreations over the following four a long time with spells at the Eels, Masculine Ocean Hawks and Canterbury Bulldogs.

He returned to the Eels in 2023 as a mid-season exchange in Circular 10 but overseen fair 12 recreations after being on the accepting conclusion of two concussions.

His career too included winning the Mackay Cutters Rookie of the Year Award in 2016, playing within the 2019 NSW Cup Grand Last and getting to be the fourth-oldest debutant within the NRL time at 28 a long time and 233 days ancient.

“For a battler from Central Queensland who wasn’t assumed to play one amusement of NRL, this career has bounty for me to be glad of,” Davey said in a articulation.

“It may not be the finishing I would have preferred, but truth is, I lived my fable for five a long time.

“I’d like to thank the Parramatta Eels admin staff, the medical team and all coaches at the club, the veritable care and back I gotten all through this handle is significantly acknowledged and I couldn’t inquire for way better treatment in making this choice.

“I’m greatly thankful to have such steady family and companions and I’m too pleased of the deep rooted fellowships I made amid my time within the NRL.”
With Davey resigning, it’s caught on that the Bulldogs would get a few agreement from the NRL, given they are paying a parcel of his bargain at the Eels after a shock mid-season exit.

Parramatta Eels Common Supervisor of Football Mark O’Neill talked on the exit of Davey, wishing him all the most excellent for the future.

“Andrew has always had a great work ethic, his crave and drive to form it within the NRL is admirable,” O’Neill said.

“He has set himself up for victory exterior of football and we wish him all the finest for his future.”

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