/ 15 June 2021

Boyd Cordner calls it quits

The Aussie/NSW rugby league captain and Sydney Roosters champion has quit the sport because of concussion concerns. Cordner has not played since he sustained a head knock during the 2020 State of Origin series in November, and it was hoped that he would be back on the paddock this month. Yesterday, the 29yo said he was “very close to 100%, but there was a feeling of going out there and asking what the next head knock would look like for me. I couldn’t get that out of my head.” Cordner played 181 games, won 3 premierships with the Roosters, led NSW to Origin series victories in 2018 and 2019 and became the Kangaroos captain in 2018. Roosters coach Trent Robinson said it was a sad day, but “he can finish proud of what he has done in our game.” #SquizShortcut

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