Ken McGuinness, older brother of Manly bound Kevin, has retired from Rugby League, effective immediately.
McGuinness made the decision today and said "I have enjoyed my time at the CHR Cowboys and have made a lot of friends but I have lost my passion and drive for the game at the moment and believe this is the best course of action for me at present."
Cowboys coach, Graham Murray was very kind in his words for McGuinness, "Ken McGuinness has been in some of the best form of his career this season and up until his hamstring injury close to reproducing the form that gained him origin selection, unfortunately, since the injury he has been unable regain that form."
"On behalf of the CHR Cowboys I would like to sincerely thank Ken for all of his efforts at the club and wish him all the best for the future."
McGuinness has not ruled out a return to the NRL at a later stage but it looks unlikely it will be with the Cowboys.