In the News: Jamie Buhrer joins Griffin in retirement

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Buhrer and Griffin confirm retirement

Jamie Buhrer has joined fellow ex-Knight Slade Griffin in calling full-time on their playing career.

Buhrer confirmed to The Newcastle Herald on Thursday his decision to retire at the age of 29.

He joined Newcastle in 2017 and appeared 45 times in the red and blue, co-captaining the Knights in his first two seasons.

"There was the potential for an opportunity, but nothing that was concrete enough for me to delay the decision [to retire]," Buhrer told the Newcastle Herald.

"I could have waited a bit longer and something might have come up, but there was just as good a chance that nothing would have come along ... I would have liked to play another year, but I'm walking away with a career that I'm certainly proud of, and I haven't been forced by injury into making a decision."

Buhrer played 173 first-grade games for Manly and Newcastle with one State of Origin game for NSW in 2012.

The announcement follows news Griffin had retired from the NRL.

The former hooker has wasted little time moving into the next chapter, having landed a job with the Warriors.

The Warriors announced on Thursday that Griffin had accepted a development role, based in Auckland.

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