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South Sydney fullback David Peachey says he will retire at the end of the 2007 season and take up an off-field role with the club.
The 14-year veteran has called a press conference to make the announcement at noon at NRL headquarters in Sydney. Club owners Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court, and chief executive Shane Richardson will pay tribute to the former Cronulla star.
Peachey had been keen to play on but with the likes of Sydney Roosters star Craig Wing arriving next season, it is believed the Bunnies have been unable to offer the fullback an extension to his contract which ends this season.
Meanwhile, Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer will equal retired winger Michael Hancock's record for the most premiership games for the Broncos against the Titans at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.
Lockyer will turn out for his 274th premiership game and is on track to set a new record the following week in another Queensland derby against the Cowboys. Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett was counting the damage from last night's tough State of Origin battle today and won't name a side until tomorrow.
Test winger Brent Tate has almost certainly played his last game for the club with scans today expected to confirm his season is over.
Dane Carlaw has also been ruled out with questions marks over the fitness of Origin stars Karmichael Hunt and Justin Hodges as well as utility back Darius Boyd who is battling a hamstring problem.