Broncos' Reed retires due to shoulder injury


Brisbane Broncos centre Jack Reed is retiring from the NRL at the age of 28 due to complications with a shoulder injury.

An England international, Reed suffered the injury earlier this year and, despite surgery, his career is over.

Reed, who made 128 NRL appearances for the Broncos, retired effective immediately.

"It is a disappointing end for Jack but he can be very proud of what he has been able to achieve in his six years at the Broncos," Broncos chief executive Paul White said.

"He came to us on the chance of a pre-season and in one year went from being a Queensland Cup player to a Test representative.

"He also played in an NRL grand final last year.

"We thank Jack for his efforts, and wish him and his lovely young family all the best for the future."

The Broncos face Gold Coast Titans in an NRL elimination final at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.