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Wicks quits Eels, retires from NRL

  • Wicks quits Eels, retires from NRL

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Danny Wicks of the Eels reacts during the round 26 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Parramatta Eels at Mt Smart Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Parramatta forward Danny Wicks has reportedly retired from the NRL only months after extending his contract.

News Corp Australia reports the 30-year-old front rower told his teammates of his decision on Monday.

Wicks returned to the NRL in 2015 after serving an 18-month prison sentence and played 32 games for the Eels.

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"Danny has made a wonderful contribution to our club in the last two seasons both on and off the field," coach Brad Arthur told News Corp.

"He just went home, got married and decided not to come back. Danny's not driven by money or ego. He's just a genuine all-round good Aussie bloke."

Wicks signed a two-year contract extension three months ago.

Frank Pritchard has been reported as his replacement, with the Seven Network saying the former Canterbury player has signed a one-year deal with the Eels.

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