The Newsroom recaps the weeks events in the NRL, including the announcement of Broncos skipper Corey Parker’s retirement at the end of the season.
Broncos legend Corey Parker retiring at seasons end
The Maroons, Broncos and Kangaroos back-rower announced this week that he will hang up his boots, aged 34. Parker has played over 330 games for the Broncos, over 15 for the Maroons and 13 for the Kangaroos, as well as scoring more than 1300 points in his career. “I have been very fortunate to play for the Broncos,” Parker said on the Broncos website. “At some stage all good things come to and end,” he said. The Broncos captain will play out the rest of the season with the club and will play for the Maroons in State of Origin tonight.
Semi Radradra set to stay at the Parramatta
Reports that Radradra was leaving the Eels for French rugby were halted by a club media release yesterday. Radradra was granted permission to fly home to Fiji during the bye to see his family and will return for the Eels next match against first placed Cronulla. The 24-year-old assured the club that he will see out his contract until 2017, despite telling Newscorp he is undecided about his future. “I haven’t made a decision on anything,” Radradra said. “I’m just here to see my family and talk through it with them.”
Luke Keary signs two-year deal with the Roosters
South Sydney Rabbitohs five-eighth Luke Keary has signed a two-year deal with the Sydney Roosters. The 24-year-old debuted for the Rabbitohs in 2013 before winning the 2014 premiership and World Club Championship with the red and green. “I want to thank all of the Rabbitohs’ members and fans for their support of me and the team over the past few years,” Keary said in a club media release. He will join the Roosters at the end of the 2016 season. – Jarvis Small
Photo of Corey Parker playing for Queensland from the Queensland Maroons Facebook page.