The 33-year-old will hang up his boots at the end of the season.
Manly Sea Eagles veteran prop Jason King has announced he will retire at the end of the NRL season.
The 33-year-old is in his 14th NRL season and has played 235 matches for the Sea Eagles, and will depart the game having helped establish the Sea Eagles as the most dominant side of the past decade.
The former captain played in Manly’s 2008 winning grand final but injury forced him out of the club’s 2011 triumph.
King said the decision was a tough one to make, but he did so after consulting his family.
It’s not an easy decision to step away from the game I love,” King said.
“I’ve thought a lot about it, discussed it many, many times with my family and simply feel that it’s the right time to hang up the boots at season’s end.
“The Sea Eagles are a part of me and will always be.
“I was a even Belrose Eagle as a young one, so to have had the privilege of playing first-grade football for such a long period of time for my local team makes me incredibly proud.
“The aura that surrounds the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles was built well before my time.
“People like Ken Arthurson, Bob Fulton, Terry Randall, Geoff Toovey and Steve Menzies come to mind. I hope in any small way over the past 14 seasons I have contributed to keeping this aura alive.”
King says he will concentrate on completing his law studies and spending time with his family once the season concludes.
“I‘ll be having a well earned rest to begin with, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life beginning,” he said.
“I will be spending as much time with my family as possible, and focusing on finishing my studies.”