Scott Prince has this morning announced his retirement from the NRL at the conclusion of the 2013 season.
After a 16-year career that has included almost 300 games, an NRL premiership and Origin and Test jerseys, the NRMA Insurance Broncos’ final match this season will also be Prince’s last.
Born in Mount Isa, Prince rose to prominence when he made his debut as an 18-year-old for the North Queensland Cowboys in 1998.
In 2001 he moved to the Broncos for a stint that was marred by injury, including two badly-broken legs.
He was only able to play 29 games in the three seasons of his first stint with the club.
In 2004 he moved south again to the Sydney-based Wests Tigers, where he led the merged club to their first premiership in 2005.
He also made his debuts for both Queensland and Australia during that time, going on to play five State of Origin games for the Maroons and four Tests for the Kangaroos.
In 2007 Prince joined new franchise the Gold Coast Titans and led them through the first six seasons of their existence.
Prince re-joined the Broncos late last year for the 2013 pre-season in what will ultimately be the 33-year-old’s final season in the NRL.
Prince made the announcement along with head coach Anthony Griffin at the Broncos Leagues Club this morning.
This Friday’s game against the Newcastle Knights in Brisbane will be Prince’s 50th NRL match for the Broncos.