Modern day Rabbitohs legend Nathan Merritt has announced his retirement from the NRL at the end of the 2014 season today, ending a career which has seen him become the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ all-time leading try scorer.

Merritt, who made his first grade debut with South Sydney against the Auckland Warriors at Ericsson Stadium in 2002, has gone on to play 237 NRL games to date over the past 13 seasons, including 218 first grade games for South Sydney, making him the second-most capped Rabbitohs player of all time behind team mate and captain, John Sutton.

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