Brent Tate announces retirement

The 32-year-old was contracted to North Queensland for the 2015 NRL season, but said the latest serious knee injury of his career had forced him to bring forward his retirement date.

Tate hasn’t played since rupturing his ACL playing for Queensland in game two of the State of Origin series in June – the fourth time he has been unlucky enough to be sidelined by an ACL tear.

He will be honoured for his contribution to the Cowboys over the past four years, and rugby league in general, with a lap of honour at North Queensland’s round 26 NRL clash with Manly at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday night.

Tate achieved just about everything there is to achieve in rugby league, including playing in State of Origin, grand final and World Cup winning teams.

Despite his injury setbacks, his 14-year career featured 229 matches, including 67 for the Cowboys who he has helped to finals football in each of his four seasons.

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Grub…but have to admire the way he fought back from injury after injury…good luck to the Qld Roger Ramjet

Great player who just kept on getting up when everyone thought he was gone. I wish him well for the future.

Fantastic footballer and a fantastic fella to boot

A typical Qlder ,didn’t matter what form he was in the week before SOO you knew he would be at his best come Wednesday night at 8.00 pm

Best of luck for the future

One of, if not the gutsiest player of the modern era.

Would of loved him at the Tigers

Interesting character Brent… Always very polite and up for a conversation.

I felt his time was up a year or two ago, so this doesn’t surprise me too much.

I don’t think he will be missed, but he always gave his best!



To put in things into perspective, the guy he did that to glassed a woman and tried to get his mate to take the blame. I don’t see what was so grubby about Tate giving that germ a taste of his own medicine.

Always liked him, a real gutsy player. All the best Tate.

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