Antonio Winterstein has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKE
Antonio Winterstein has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKE

Cowboys premiership hero retires

NORTH Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein has announced his NRL retirement effective immediately due to ongoing knee issues.

The 30-year-old addressed a news conference in Townsville on Wednesday to announce his decision after 166 games for the club which he joined in 2011.

A Samoan international, Winterstein was part of the Cowboys' 2015 premiership side, while he also played 47 games in two seasons for Brisbane.

He also played eight Tests for Samoa from 2013 to 2018.

Winterstein is the fourth player from the 2015 premiership side to leave the club..


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