Despite being contracted through to the end of the 2025 NRL season, tricolours vice-captaion Luke Keary has made the huge call to hang up the boots at the end of this Sydney Roosters campaign.

“After 12 seasons and 27 years playing the game I love, I have decided this will be my last and that I will be retiring at the end of the year. It’s a decision I have thought long and hard about and I know it’s the right one for me and my family,” Keary said in a press release uploaded by the Roosters on Monday.

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Keary debuted for Roosters arch-rivals the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2013 and won a premiership in the cardinal and myrtle in 2014 before moving to the Bondi glamour club in 2017.

Since joining Trent Robinson’s powerhouse outfit, the now-32-year-old became a staple in the tricolours halves and won back-to-back premierships in 2018 and 2019 alongside eminent halfback Cooper Cronk.

“Rugby league has been a huge part of my life, and I’m proud of the career I’ve had,” Keary said.

Keary’s surprise call leaves the Roosters with more and more holes appearing in its star-studded roster. The 32-year-old five-eighth joins Jared Waerea-Hargraves (Super League) and a trio of rugby defectors—Angus Crichton, Joseph Suaalii, and Joey Manu—in the exodus, with Daniel Tupou also tipped to retire at the end of the year.

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The Sporting Base understands the Roosters bosses have already made in-roads to re-sign incumbent Sydney halfback Sam Walker after Keary gave them the news late last week.

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