The rugby league career of Frank Pritchard has drawn to a close with an announcement through social media on Saturday.
Thank you to all the clubs that allowed me to live my dreams. From a young kid from Claymore I… https://t.co/HwzvY3s8LP
— Frank Pritchard (@PritchardFrank) January 5, 2018
He was a local junior with the Penrith Panthers having played for St Clair Comets before making his debut fifteen years ago, part the premiership winning 2003 squad.
For eight seasons he was part of the Penrith Panthers club and considered one of the most feared forwards in the game. After 144 appearances, he played with the Canterbury Bulldogs from 2011 to 2015, before one season at Hull FC in 2016 and last year at Parramatta.
In total he played 256 NRL games and 26 Super League, while he represented New Zealand 26 times and Samoa 7 times including at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.