Jamal Idris retires from NRL aged only 27

Injury-hit NRL player Jamal Idris has announced his retirement from rugby league aged just 27.

Idris took a break from the NRL in 2016 before resuming his career this year on a one-season deal with the Wests Tigers.

He played only five games for the Tigers before being ruled out for the season with a ruptured ACL suffered at training.

On Thursday evening, Idris took to Instagram to announce the end of his career.

“Thank you all for sharing this game and journey with me unfortunately due to injury it’s ended my time at 27 in this great game.

“The game has given me so much, more than anything it has given me character a way to express myself and the ability to change the lives of others, but as my brother once told me ‘football is a very small part of your life and you will not finish growing when football stops, if anything that is when life will truly begin for you’ … “

I just want to thank everyone that has stood by me through the good times and the bad throughout my amazing time in the nrl, so thank you to my amazing family my awesome friends and the truly amazing fans that make the game what it is … onto the next chapter where ever that may be.”

Idris played a total of 136 NRL games from 2008. He had four seasons with Canterbury, before two-year stints at Gold Coast and Penrith and his 12 months with the Tigers.

Idris played one State of Origin match in 2010 for NSW and represented Australia the following year in one Test.

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