Matt King: Ex-Warrington centre set to retire at season end

Former Warrington and Australia centre Matt King will retire from the sport at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old, who won two Challenge Cups with the Wolves as well as the Super League leaders' trophy in 2011, is with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

King won 10 caps for the Kangaroos and played in nine State of Origin games.

"I'll look forward to the next chapter in my life once this season's over, and hopefully I can maintain a connection with the sport I love," said King.

King in Super League

Matt King made 89 appearances for Warrington between 2007 and 2011

King initially struggled to live up to the huge expectations after joining the Wolves, but the former new South Wales star eventually established himself as a key part of the side under coach Tony Smith.

He added: "I would like to thank (club coaches) Craig Bellamy, Tony Smith and, of course, Michael Maguire.

"They have all helped me greatly in achieving my goals over the years. I would also like to thank every team-mate I've ever played with, right back to the Under-7s at the Casino Cougars.

"I'd also like to thank anyone that loves the game of rugby league, because those people are the ones that make it such a privilege for us few who get the opportunity to represent them for our clubs, our states and our countries."