Veteran prop Brent Kite has announced that the 2015 season will be his last, ending a 14-season career that began way back in 2002 with the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Along the way he has played 308 first grade games, won 2 premierships and earned numerous representative jerseys and is one of a select few to pass the 300 game milestone.
“I’m going to finish off this year,” Kite said in a statement.
“I’m not keen to do any more pre-seasons. I think it was the start of the 2013 season, I was already counting it down. That was my last year at Manly. I remember saying to one of the guys ‘Is it too early to be counting down to the end of my career?’.”
After 3 seasons with the Dragons, he moved to the Sea Eagles in what proved to be a great move for him. He played 221 games between 2005-2013, including Grand Final appearances in 2007, 2008 and 2011, winning in 2008 and 2011 and earning Clive Churchill honours in 2008.
He joined the Panthers for the 2014 season and has since played 20 games for the club.
Between 2005-2009 he represented Country twice, NSW on 10 occasions and played for Australia 14 times, as well as representing Tonga at the 2000 and 2013 Rugby League World Cups.