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Veteran New Zealand Warriors prop-forward Steve Price has announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2010 NRL Season.
Price's retirement comes as he has yet to play a game in the 2010 season due to ongoing injury concerns. He was relieved of the captaincy of the club during the recent off-season.
36-year-old Price captained the Warriors between 2005 and 2009 after previously captaining the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs through the tumultuous 2002, 2003 and 2004 seasons, culminating in the Bulldogs 2004 premiership. He joined the Warriors in 2005 after playing 222 games for Canterbury stretching back to 1994.
Price went on to represent Queensland on 28 occasions (a tally he may still add to in 2010, injury pending), and also made 16 appearances in the green and gold for Australia between 1998 and 2009.
It is understood the Bulldogs intend to recognise the career of Price in their upcoming Round 5 clash with the Warriors at ANZ Stadium this Sunday.