Forward reflects on time at Saints
St Helens forward Chris Flannery has hailed his time at the club after announcing his retirement from Rugby League.
The 32-year-old hung up his boots following Saints' Super League semi-final defeat to Warrington, bringing an end to a career that also saw him win the NRL with the Sydney Roosters in 2002. Flannery made over 100 appearances for the Merseyside club, after joining in 2007, and has thanked everyone associated with St Helens for helping him enjoy his time in Britain. "It's been a great career and I have enjoyed every minute of it," he told the club's official website. "It has been a good ride. I leave on great terms with everyone here, I have loved the place." "It's been a great experience and I suppose if we could have finished off some of those Grand Finals it would have been an amazing career. I am looking forward to going home, but will miss the people here," he added.