Boyd Cordner confirms retirement from NRL due to concussions

  • Roosters, NSW and Australia captain has not played since November
  • Decision to walk away comes amid crackdown on high tackles

Boyd Cordner is all for the NRL’s crackdown on high tackles after making the heartbreaking decision to hang up the boots because of ongoing concussion symptoms, less than a week after his 29th birthday.

The former NSW State of Origin and Australian Test captain is the second player to announce his premature retirement in 2021 after enduring a series of worrying head knocks.

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