5 Aug 2011

Presto change-o again

6:53 pm on 5 August 2011

Veteran Gold Coast Titans playmaker Preston Campbell has had a change of heart and announced he will retire at the end of this National Rugby League season.

Campbell initially reversed his decision to hang up the boots at the end of the year, saying he wanted to help the likely wooden spooners rebuild next year.

However, Campbell has again changed his mind, telling his Titans team-mates this morning that he will bow out in 2011 - his 14th year in the NRL.

Campbell has played 262 NRL matches, including 98 for the Titans, since making his first grade debut in 1998 for the now defunct Gold Coast Chargers.

The 34-year-old has won a premiership, Dally M Medal, Paul Broughton Medal as the Titans' best and fairest and Ken Stephen Medal for outstanding community service during his glittering career.