16 Aug 2010

Dual international Rogers retires

6:21 pm on 16 August 2010

Dual international Mat Rogers has announced his retirement from professional sport after a glittering carreer in both rugby codes.

The 34-year-old will finish up with the Gold Coast Titans at the end of 2010, after four seasons with the fledgling NRL club, which was struggling to come up with enough money to keep him.

Rogers has played 194 first-grade matches and has a chance to notch 200 if the Titans progress deep into the finals.

The son of league legend Steve Rogers, the versatile back debutted for

Cronulla in 1995, and played 11 tests for the Kangaroos.

He moved to rugby union in 2002 and played 45 Tests for the Wallabies and 45 for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super 14.