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Cowboys fan favorite James Tamou has introduced his quick retirement from the NRL.

Tamou had been hoping to have the prospect at taking part in a farewell recreation after struggling a lisfranc harm again in spherical three.

He retires having performed 307 first grade video games. He was a member of the Cowboys 2015 premiership squad.

Tamou spent eight years in Townsville earlier than stints at Penrith and the Tigers. He signed a one-year deal for this season to return to the Cowboys.

“I’ve simply introduced it to the world, however internally I form of knew,” he advised former teammate Jonathan Thurston on 9.

“I could not have requested for extra. I have been world wide and I used to be very fortunate and lucky to return up right here one final time. Sadly you must hearken to the physique.

Thurston requested him his favorite reminiscence.

“After all, as you grow old you realise … premierships are arduous to return by, so the 2015 premiership with the Cowboys. There are some nice reminiscences up right here and what a option to end it up right here as properly.

“I made lifelong associates, and that’s the advantage of what rugby league brings. Some individuals deal with it as a job however others, a way of life. 

“I’ve been lucky to be within the recreation lengthy sufficient to face up to the long-term issues and have long-term relationships on the way in which.”