I don't want to empty the tank, then call it a day. "This is why you two have had the greatest influence on my career.". Billy Slater has announced that he will retire from representing Australia and Queensland at the end of the 2018 State of Origin series. The time is right after injuries take their toll. Donald Trump jokes at packed Georgia rally that he 'will leave the country' if he doesn't win the election because he 'won't feel so good losing to the worst candidate in the history of politics', 'We want Hope! His influence on the game has been obvious for so long. Slater was treated with kid gloves for the start of 2017, making his return from injury in the third round and starting games the next week. "He's been that influential as a fullback he's changed the way they've played and the big thing for me is how consistent he's been over such a long period of time and to me that's greatness.". NRL teams: Haas exits bubble, Tedesco rested, Six Again: Roosters lock up Tedesco for a song, Sharks take down the Warriors to book finals berth, Keary, Tupou doubles help Roosters to big win, Raiders hammer Dragons with brilliant 2nd half display, Penrith take down Parramatta in top-4 derby, Manly snap losing streak against Canterbury. Storm teammate Josh Addo-Carr said he felt privileged to play with Slater in the NRL and now finally got to mark up against him on the other side with NSW. Billy Slater will retire from all representative football at the end of this State of Origin series having been hailed by Maroons coach Kevin Walters as changing the way fullbacks play the game. Posted Wed Wednesday 8 Aug August 2018 at 3:09am Wed Wednesday 8 … In 2004, Slater cranked it up a notch. The highlight of the match was Timana Tahu's (pictured) second-half try, where he got tangled up with Luke Burt before putting the ball down inside the chalk. He's achieved so much in football, maybe he just feels it's time to give his body more rest and stick to club football level," Addo-Carr said. NRL Finals Wk 3 teams: Munster named to play, Six Again: Cook's miraculous knee carrying the Bunnies, Rabbitohs overpower Eels in NRL semifinal, Six Again: Rule clarity needed urgently for fans, Rabbitohs end Knights' season with commanding win, Injured Cook leads Souths to NRL finals win, Storm blow away Eels for spot in preliminary finals, Munster hurt as Storm eclipse Eels in NRL, Raiders take down Sharks in elimination final, Panthers survive Roosters scare for preliminary finals spot, Cleary leads Penrith to win over Roosters. "It's a good thing for him. When he took the podium, questions about Slater’s impact on the Maroons set up dominated and Inglis, a champion in his own right, admitted the great fullback had been an idol for him. He would end that season with an incredible trifecta of titles, hoovering up the NRL premiership, a State of Origin series win and a World Cup title. I just wanted to give it a little more time to make the right decision.". You've given me unconditional love and support. 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After missing half of the 2015 season and all of 2016 due to two shoulder reconstructions, Slater worked his way back to the top of the game. "Gorden Tallis once said you've got to check in your body every week to play in the NRL, and I fully understand what he's saying, you do. 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I always felt this would be my last Origin series.".

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