Australian Kangaroos halfback Cooper Cronk has called it a day, announcing his retirement from all representative football in the aftermath of Australia's Rugby League World Cup triumph.
In a huge boost to NSW's hopes of ending Queensland's State of Origin dominance next year, Cronk has decided to follow Johnathan Thurston out of the representative arena after an illustrious career in both the maroon and green and gold jerseys.
Cronk informed Australian coach Mal Meninga and Maroons coach Kevin Walters during the week, breaking the news to his teammates at an emotional gathering the night before the final against England.
Australia won the Rugby League World Cup last night after defeating England 6-0.
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