Phillips retires after
Minichiello's sensational form

Sydney Roosters fullback Luke Phillips has revealed the remarkable form of Anthony Minichiello helped convince him to retire from rugby league.

Phillips, who has been sidelined since last year's grand final, told his teammates this morning he had played his last game in the NRL.

Phillips, an under-rated fullback with plenty of guts, has been a passenger in the squad since the pre-season with a shoulder injury and says if it wasn't for Minichiello taking to the position so well he would be on the comeback trail.