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Roosters captain Jake Friend to retire immediately due to repeated concussions – Wide World of Sports

Origin star tells closest friends he’s finished

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Sydney Roosters skipper Jake Friend is set to retire effective immediately, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, with the 31-year-old making the tough decision after copping one concussion too many.
The Herald reports that Friend has started telling his closest friends and teammates that his career has come to an end.
The three-time premiership hooker was known for his toughness with the tackling machine willing to put his head where many wouldn’t put their feet over the course of a decorated career.

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