6 Sep 2014

Brent Tate confirms retirement

6:35 am on 6 September 2014

The former Warriors player Brent Tate's decorated rugby league is over.

The 32-year-old Test and Queensland Origin back has announced his retirement, accepting medical advice that returning from the ruptured ACL sustained during this year's State of Origin series was one fight too many.

Brent Tate playing for the Warriors in 2010.

Brent Tate playing for the Warriors in 2010. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Tate, who played the last decade of his career with a neck brace, had already returned to play after three previous knee reconstructions.

He will be farewelled with a lap of honour at his club North Queensland's NRL final round home match against Manly in Townsville on Saturday night.

Tate's career began in Brisbane in 2001 and he played for the Warriors between 2008 and 2010 before leaving for the Cowboys. He played a total of 229 first grade matches.

A Premiership winner with the Broncos in 2006, Tate played 26 Tests for Australia and 23 State of Origin matches for Queensland.