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NRL Brisbane Broncos centre Justin Hodges to retire at end of season

Former Australia and Queensland representative Justin Hodges is retiring from club rugby league, calling the 2015 NRL season his last.

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Brisbane Broncos centre Justin Hodges to retire at end of NRL season play

Brisbane Broncos centre Justin Hodges to retire at end of NRL season

(Omni Sports)

Justin Hodges said the 2015 NRL season will be his last, the retired Australia and Queensland representative announcing the end of his club career.

Hodges played in his 24th and final State of Origin clash in the Maroons' resounding 52-6 win in game three in Brisbane in July, and is poised to complete a dream double - with his Brisbane Broncos top of the NRL ladder with four rounds to play.

The 33-year-old is eyeing a third premiership, having previously been on winning grand final sides in 2002 with the Sydney Roosters, and in '06 with the Broncos.

"I just want to thank my family and friends, all the coaches, staff and past teammates at the Broncos, and all the fans for the support they have given me over my career," Broncos captain Hodges said in a statement.

"I just feel now is the right time to announce this so the team and I can concentrate on playing our best football for the Broncos for the rest of the season."

If Hodges plays all four of the Broncos' remaining home-and-away games, he is set to play his 250th NRL game in the first week of the finals series.

The Cairns-born centre began his career with the Broncos (187 games across two stints), and will finish it there too - having spent three seasons in between at the Roosters (58).

Hodges played 13 Tests for Australia, and also represented the Indigenous All Stars three times.

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