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Bulldogs premiership defender announces retirement


Western Bulldogs premiership player Shane Biggs has announced his retirement.

The 2016 Bulldogs flag defender, who started his career with Sydney, has opted to end his AFL career at the age of 27, having played 63 games.

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to play at the highest level for two great clubs,” Biggs said.

“I’ve made some great mates in the game and some incredible memories which will stick with me forever.

“It has been a great experience, but it’s time for me to explore other opportunities outside of footy and I’m excited about finding some new challenges.

“I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the journey, particularly my team-mates and my coaches, and to the fans for their support.”

The reason behind Biggs’ retirement is unknown.

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge thanked Biggs for his contribution to the club.

“Shane has been a valued member of our playing group for the last four seasons, and we are grateful for all the hard work he has put in during his time at the club,” Beveridge said.

“He can be proud that he leaves the game as a premiership player, and for the impact he has had on everyone at the football club.

“We wish Shane all the best for the next chapter in his life.”

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