Jamal Idris retires from NRL
Injury-hit NRL player Jamal Idris has announced his retirement from rugby league aged just 27.
Idris took a break from the NRL in 2016 before resuming his career this year on a one-season deal with the Wests Tigers.
He played only five games for the Tigers before being ruled out for the season with a ruptured ACL suffered at training.
On Thursday evening, Idris took to Instagram to announce the end of his career.
"Thank you all for sharing this game and journey with me unfortunately due to injury it’s ended my time at 27 in this great game.
"The game has given me so much, more than anything it has given me character a way to express myself and the ability to change the lives of others, but as my brother once told me ‘football is a very small part of your life and you will not finish growing when football stops, if anything that is when life will truly begin for you’ … "
I just want to thank everyone that has stood by me through the good times and the bad throughout my amazing time in the nrl, so thank you to my amazing family my awesome friends and the truly amazing fans that make the game what it is … onto the next chapter where ever that may be."
Idris played a total of 136 NRL games from 2008. He had four seasons with Canterbury, before two-year stints at Gold Coast and Penrith and his 12 months with the Tigers.
Idris played one State of Origin match in 2010 for NSW and represented Australia the following year in one Test.
All the best Jamal. hope he is still involved in League in some capacity in the future.
He would be good at talking to kids and getting them involved in the game. Through honesty and assessment. It’s a tough sport , someone like Jamal and Darryl Brohman could offer a lot to youngsters
Wish him all the best, always seemed a very likeable fella
Sad thing was in his last 2 games for us at right center he was starting to come good. Don’t forget he did his injury chasing a horrible kick from Moses that went 10m over the dead ball line on the full. Thanks for everything Mitch