Among a laundry list of retiring NRL stars, this will still be one of the biggest.
According to Fox Sports, Storm fullback Billy Slater is set to announce his retirement on Wednesday, bringing an end to speculation over his playing future.
In many ways we’re fortunate that he’s retiring now, and not two seasons ago, after consecutive shoulder injuries appeared to have brought his stellar career to a halt.
The fact that he came back to play at the highest level once again is an enormous accomplishment in itself, and Slater will retire as arguably the greatest fullback to have ever played the game.
Slater has played 313 first grade games for the Storm, 31 Origins for Queensland, and 30 Tests for Australia.