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Kyle Stanley quits NRL at just 24

  • Kyle Stanley quits NRL at just 24

Cronulla's Kyle Stanley has retired from the NRL at just 24 due to persistent knee problems.

The Sharks utility, who didn't play for the club this season due to a knee injury, made the announcement on Friday.

"Only being 24 years old obviously this isn't the way I dreamt of finishing my football career but due to countless injuries and after five full knee reconstructions it was the recommendation of my surgeon that I should retire," Stanley said.

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"He didn't feel my body was fit to play football again.

"It has been a tough few months coming to terms with it all but after great support from my family and people around me I am extremely optimistic and positive moving into the future and beginning the next chapter of my life."

Stanley played 46 games for St George Illawarra from 2010-14.

The former NSW "Blues in waiting" player played nine matches for the Dragons last season and was a part of the Samoan squad for their Four Nations campaign.

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