Ricketson announces retirement

Luke Ricketson, Sydney Roosters captain and most capped player, today announced be will retire at the end of the current 2005 season.

In a record unlikely to be broken at the NRL's oldest and most traditional clubs, Luke has played 291 1st grade games.

Luke is a one-club player having been graded in 1991 from local junior club Bondi United progressing through the Roosters to play for City, NSW and Australia.

On Sunday 16th June, 2002, Luke equalled Kevin Hastings club record of 217 first grade games against Manly.

Luke's major goals in 2005 are to break the 300 game game barrier and captain the Roosters to a premiership victory.