Cowboys legend Matt Scott announces retirement from NRL


North Queensland Cowboys legend Matt Scott has announced his retirement from the game in an emotion press conference in Townsville on Friday.

Scott won the 2015 premiership with North QLD and was a mainstay of Australian and Queensland sides throughout the 2010’s.

The big prop affectionately known as ‘Thumper’ has played 236 games for the Cowboys to date.

“I am still extremely passionate about this club and the game of rugby league, but 16 years of NRL has taken its toll on my body and it’s time to stop,” Scott said.

“Thank you to my family and friends as well as Cowboys staff, players, members, partners and fans for your support. You have all played a part in making my rugby league career a life changing and unbelievable experience.

“Finally thank you to the North Queensland region and Cowboys for letting me represent you on the rugby league field. I have loved every minute of it.”

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