FORMER Saints and now Wests Tigers prop forward Jason Cayless has announced his retirement from professional rugby league.
Over the past few seasons, the 31-year-old has suffered a number of injuries and these have brought forward his decision.
Cayless’ decorated career spanned over 100 NRL games with the Parramatta Eels, Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers and he played more than 70 games in the Superleague.
Debuting in first grade with the Eels at just 20 years of age, he won an NRL Premiership with the Roosters in 2002 and took home the Superleague Championship, Carnegie Challenge Cup and World Club Challenge treble with Saints.
A City Origin representative, he also played 11 Test matches for his native New Zealand.
“I’m leaving rugby league with some fantastic memories and a lot of good friends,” he said. “Hanging up the boots gives me a good opportunity to take a break for a while before deciding what to do with the next stage of my life.”
Everyone at Saints wishes Jason all the best – and thanks him for the memories.