Flannery in fond farewell

Chris Flannery was at the top of his game for five years at Saints
Chris Flannery was at the top of his game for five years at Saints
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CHRIS Flannery, the popular Saints utility forward, 32, has hung up his boots following a successful career which saw him win countless honours.

His final appearance as a professional rugby league player during last week’s semi-final defeat to Warrington was his 137th for St Helens, and his 268th as a top-grade player.

“It’s been a great career and I have enjoyed every minute of it,” Flannery told Saints’ official club website. “It has been a good ride.”

Flannery joined Saints in 2007 from Sydney Roosters where he played 121 games for the club, making 10 State of Origin appearances.

Brought inas a back-rower, Flannery showed his value to the team by filling in on numerous occasions at centre.

He said: “I felt comfortable at centre but, of course, I would have liked to have finished off in the back-row.

“It’s been a whirlwind season for sure.

“We lost our coach and then Rushie and KC came in and did a great job. At the end we were 40 minutes away from Old Trafford.