Geddes ready to call it a day as a one-club man
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Geddes ready to call it a day as a one-club man

South Sydney prop Scott Geddes will retire at the end of the season, leaving Nathan Merritt as the side's sole representative from the 2002 squad that was readmitted to the NRL.

The pair started their NRL journey together 10 years ago at Redfern when the foundation club rejoined the league.

But unlike Merritt, who spent two seasons at Cronulla, Geddes will retire a one-club player after an injury-marred career.

The 31-year-old had five of his past six seasons end prematurely - and has played just 124 games over 11 years.

He has featured in 11 of Souths' 13 games this year, but decided this week not to pursue a 12th season.

''I wish I could play forever but unfortunately my body won't allow that to happen,'' Geddes said.

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''I've absolutely loved my time here at the Rabbitohs. I've seen a lot of changes over the years and the club just continues to grow stronger and stronger.

''I'm proud to say that I've played all of my first grade football at the one club, which is something that not a lot of players get to do.''

Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire was full or praise for the veteran, noting he'd become a leader among younger teammates and helped rebuild the club. AAP