Stacey Jones to retire

New Zealand rugby league legend Stacey Jones, currently playing for French club Catalans Dragons, has announced he is retiring from the game at the end of the European season.

The 31-year-old signed a new 12-month contract earlier this year but decided to hang up his boots after next week's final match of the Super League season. Popularly known as "The Little General", Jones won the Golden Boot in 2002 - the award given to the player who the rugby league press considered to have been the best international player for that year.

When he left the Warriors in 2005, he had played the most (238) National Rugby League games for the club and scored the most tries (75). He was the last foundation member of the Warriors to leave the club.

After the 2006 Tri-Nations final, Jones retired from international football.