After a storied career, 2016 will be the last one for Sam Perrett as the veteran winger confirms that he will retire at the completion.
With 254 games to date and 90 tries during that time as well as 21 appearances for the New Zealand Kiwis.
With 106 games to date for the Bulldogs, the decision was not an easy one for Perrett but he knew it was the right one.
â€œItâ€™s been a tough decision and an emotional one, but itâ€™s time for me to hang up the boots,â€ said Perrett
â€œThis year will be my last season playing rugby league and itâ€™s been such an amazing journey.”
The veteran winger was quick to praise all his team-mates, the coaching staff and fans as he made the announcement.
â€œIâ€™m so grateful and thankful for the relationships that I have, the teammates I have played alongside and against, the coaching staff that has helped me along the way and my family for everything theyâ€™ve gone through,” added Perrett.
â€œMy family has put in a lot of time and sacrifice to support me and itâ€™s time to move onto the next phase of my life, which Iâ€™m really excited about.â€
Perrett has one final goal in mind, however, and that is to win the premiership with the Bulldogs.
â€œIâ€™m not aiming for anything less,” said Perrett.
â€œIâ€™m going to give my best for the last eight weeks and itâ€™s going to be everything Iâ€™ve got to get that title.â€