Sport Rugby League Roosters legend Minichiello set to retire
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Roosters legend Minichiello set to retire

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Sydney Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello will retire at the end of the 2014 NRL season.

The former NSW and Australian fullback on Monday announced he would bring his distinguished 15-year career to an end at the conclusion of the year.

Minichiello is seven games away from joining Luke Ricketson as the most-capped Sydney Roosters player on 301 NRL games.

Minichiello has won two premierships with the Roosters – in 2002 and captaining them to the title last year – and will be hoping to add to that this season.

He made 11 appearances for NSW in State of Origin from 2003-11 and represented Australia 18 times.

He was named the Dally M fullback of the year in 2004 and honoured with the Golden Boot Award for the best international player the following year.

He was named Roosters club captain in 2013, taking over from Braith Anasta.

Minichiello also captained Italy at the 2013 World Cup.