A long, storied career, saw Tim Mannah play out his entire first-grade life-time with one team, the Parramatta Eels.
With an off-field role set for 2020, the veteran prop has decided to retire from rugby league at the end of the season.
With a grand final in the Intrust Super Cup coming up and a chance to go out a winner, Mannah knew it was the right time.
“I’ve had a great time in the game and it’s given me and my family so much,” Mannah said.
“I’m extremely grateful for the support I’ve received from the Eels and our passionate Blue and Gold Army, I truly believe we have the best fans in the world.
“I’ll always have amazing memories of the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met along the way, but now I’m excited to open a new chapter in my career.”
Despite talk that things may have ended sourly at the club, there was nothing but praise for what he has achieved in the blue and gold.
“On behalf of everyone at Parramatta Eels, we’d like to congratulate Tim on an incredible rugby league career,” said Eels CEO, Bernie Gurr.
“We are very pleased he will remain an Eel, as he makes his transition into life after football and forges an equally successful career off the field.
“I know everyone in Rugby League will join with me in wishing Tim and his young family nothing but the best for the future.”