After 14 seasons in the top flight, Newcastle Knights half Blake Green has announced his retirement effective immediately.

It was back in 2020 during the midway point of the season that Green joined the Knights outfit.

An ACL injury derailed his time at the club and although he returned this season, he knew his body was not up to the rigours of the game anymore.

“I can still see everything clearly on the field and know where I need to be, but unfortunately my body stopped getting there,” Green said.

“I’m always honest with myself, my teammates and our staff.

“It hurt, but once I knew retirement was the right call I owed it to everyone to do it as quickly as possible for the betterment of our football club.”

Green’s debut in the NRL came with the Parramatta Eels in 2007 before stints with numerous NRL clubs and with the Wigan Warriors in the Super League.

Green has a desire to remain involved in the game but for the short term, he plans to spend more time with his family.

“Moving forward I have a strong desire to remain involved in rugby league and I’m excited to see how that plays out.

“For now though, my immediate focus will be spending time with my family and enjoying the little things together.”

Retired Newcastle Knights half Blake Green

By ricky

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