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Sydney Roosters stalwart Jake Friend retires from NRL because of concussion concerns – ABC News

The three-time premiership player calls time on his 264-match NRL career following extensive medical advice in the wake of his most recent concussion.



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Sydney Roosters co-captain Jake Friend has announced his retirement from the NRL effective immediately, following medical advice about the effects of concussion.

  • Friend decided to retire after seeking medical advice following his most recent concussion
  • He played 264 NRL matches for the Roosters after debuting for the club in 2008
  • Friend was a member of the Roosters’ premiership-winning squads in 2013, 2018 and 2019

Friend, a three-time premiership winner with the Roosters, said he made the decision…

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