A career spanning 209 NRL games for the St George Illawarra Dragons, Gold Coast Titans, Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels comes to an end, as Mitch Rein announces his retirement from rugby league.

Playing in perhaps the most demanding position in rugby league, that being the hooker, Rein was grateful for the opportunities that rugby league was able to provide for him.

“I feel privileged to have played rugby league professionally, and I’m grateful for the opportunities that have come with it,” said Rein.

“I would like to thank all of the players, coaches and support staff who I have worked with, and I’d like to acknowledge all the fans and members who have supported me.”

As Rein now focuses on life after football with a Bachelor of Business to his name, Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill thanked Rein for his time at the Eels and in the NRL.

“Playing over 200 games in the NRL is a massive achievement,” O’Neill said.

“On top of that, Mitch managed to complete a university degree and set himself up nicely for a career after football. We wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

By ricky

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