Bird to retire at end of the season

Catalans Dragons forward Greg Bird has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Bird is currently out after having surgery on a torn bicep, which he got during the Dragons’ historic 33-16 win over Wigan Warriors at the Nou Camp in Barcelona.

The forward has had a well travelled career. He came through at Cronulla Sharks in the NRL. He was there for six years, and scored 152 points in 106 games.

He then had his first spell in the south of France as he spent the 2009 season at Catalans Dragons. He had another productive season there, scoring 26 points in 23 games as a Dragon before moving back down under.

Bird then moved to Gold Coast Titans, and once again spent six years there, scoring 100 points in 129 games for the Queensland side. He then moved back to the Dragons in 2016.

Since returning to the south of France, he has helped them to a first major trophy in 2018 as they beat Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium to lift the Challenge Cup. They became the first non English side to win the competition.

He may take a coaching role at the Dragons.

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