Former Kiwis player Lewis Brown announces retirement from rugby league 08:20, Jan 16 2019
GETTY IMAGES Former Kiwis and Manly Sea Eagles utility Lewis Brown has announced his retirement from rugby league.
Former Kiwis utility Lewis Brown has announced his retirement from rugby league.
The 32-year-old played for the New Zealand Warriors, Penrith Panthers and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles during his 10-year NRL career.
The Christchurch product announced his retirement on Instagram on Tuesday night.
He was not offered a contract for 2019.
"Today I have decided to walk away from my dream and retire," Brown said.
"I achieved more than I set out to do and have created memories and friendships that will never be forgotten or broken. I want to thank the game, all my team-mates, fans and teams but most of all I want to thank family, especially my mum and pop.
"They sacrificed so much to make sure I achieved what so many people said I would never be able to do.
"I will always love the game but you know when it is time to walk away. I look forward to all the new challenges I face in life."