Kiwi international Gerard Beale has announced his retirement from rugby league.
The Warriors veteran announced he would be calling it quits on Instagram after a 12-year NRL career highlighted by his role in Cronulla’s historic grand final win over Melbourne in 2016.
After making his debut at Brisbane in 2009, he played 63 matches for the Broncos for four seasons before making 30 appearances in a two-season stop at St George Illawarra.
Beale joined the Sharks in 2015, racking up 71 games for the club, including the 2016 premiership decider, coming off the bench in the second half when winger Sosaia Feki was injured.
He joined the Warriors in 2018, adding a further 32 matches to his tally to finish his career with 194 at Premiership level.
Beale also represented the Kiwis 11 times in the Test arena.