Chris Flannery reflects on his time with St Helens after retiring from rugby league

Last Updated: 03/10/12 12:19pm

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Chris Flannery: Loved his time with St Helens after retiring from rugby league

Chris Flannery: Loved his time with St Helens after retiring from rugby league

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Chris Flannery insists he loved every minute of his St Helens tenure after calling time on his rugby league career.

The 32-year-old Australian hung up his boots following last weekend's Super League play-off semi-final defeat to Warrington.

Flannery joined Saints from the Sydney Rooters in 2007 and went on to make 137 appearances for the club.

He played alongside the likes of Keiron Cunningham, Sean Long and Matt Gidley, memories he will always cherish.

Experience

"It's been a great career and I have enjoyed every minute of it," he told the club's official website. "It has been a good ride.

"I leave on great terms with everyone here, I have loved the place and I am so glad I came to St Helens. I have played with some great players like KC, Longy and Gidley and enjoyed it.

"It's been a great experience and I suppose if we could have finished off some of those Grand Finals it would have been an amazing career.

"The Challenge Cup in 2008 over here was a real highlight, it is something in Australia you dream of doing, running out at Wembley, and it was great to experience that. I am looking forward to going home, but will miss the people here."

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