Veteran Titans prop Luke Bailey has announced that he will retire after the Titans’ final match of 2014 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at CBus Super Stadium on Sunday.
The 34-year-old was interested in playing on in 2015 but his management and the club couldn’t come to an agreement so he decided to end his decorated 269-game career that began way back in 2000.
It’s been quite a journey for Bailey, from the Shellharbour Sharks, just south of Wollongong, 7 years and 119 games with the St George Illawarra Dragons, where he represented Country on 2 occasions in 2002 and 2005,played 15 games for NSW between 2002 and 2009, and four Test matches for Australia between 2003 and 2004, to the sunny Gold Coast where he has chalked up 150 games for the Titans.
Name: Luke Bailey
Birthplace: Port Kembla
Junior Club: Shellharbour Sharks
NRL Career: 119 games for St George Illawarra Dragons (2000-2006) 150 games for Gold Coast Titans (2007-2014)
Representative Career: 2 games for Country (2002, 2005), 15 games for NSW (2002-2009) 4 Tests for Australia (2003-2004), 2 NRL All Stars matches (2010-2012