Broncos veteran Gillett calls time on NRL career
The NRL career of Brisbane Broncos warhorse Matt Gillett is over.
Gillett is expected to confirm he is walking away from the game at a press conference at Brisbane's Red Hill headquarters on Thursday morning.
As revealed by The Courier-Mail on Tuesday, Gillett has struggled to overcome a raft of injuries and will pull the pin on his career with three years left on his contract.
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The Broncos are expected to apply to the NRL for injury-forced retirement salary cap concessions.
Gillett, 31, played 200 NRL games for the Broncos since debuting in 2010.
He made 20 State of Origin appearances for Queensland and was a 14-game Kangaroos Test representative.
At his peak, Gillett was one of the game's most feared second-rowers, producing brutal defence and excellent line-running.
However he struggled to return to his best after suffering a broken neck in Round 1 of the 2018 season.
Gillett managed 17 NRL games in his final season this year, but was limited by knee, back and shoulder complaints, the latter which has contributed to him pulling the pin.