This season will be Darius Boyd’s last in the NRL.
The Brisbane veteran will today announce that he is retiring at the end of 2020. The Broncos have called a press conference for this morning to officially announce the news.
There has been speculation about Boyd’s future ever since coach Anthony Seibold stripped him of the captaincy, raising doubts about whether there is a place for him in the team’s top 17.
The 32-year-old has a clause in his contract that triggers a one-year extension if he plays a certain number of games this season. However, the former Maroons three-quarter has waived that option and will finish up at the end of the current Broncos campaign.
Boyd has played 318 NRL games for Brisbane, St George Illawarra and Newcastle in a glittering career, the majority under long-time mentor Wayne Bennett.
Boyd, who turns 33 in July, has represented Queensland 28 times and Australia 23 times.