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GWS Giants AFL stalwart Shane Mumford retires once more

GWS ruck stalwart Shane Mumford has determined to finish his AFL profession for a second time.

Mumford had been weighing up his future for the reason that Giants’ finals exit in September.

It was anticipated the 35-year-old would name it quits however delayed the announcement till Friday.

Mumford, who began his AFL profession at Geelong in 2008, turned one of the vital constant, bodily and intimidating massive males within the recreation.

He bows out after 216 video games with the Cats, Sydney Swans and the Giants, after initially retiring in 2017 as a consequence of a critical foot damage.

After a 12 months as GWS’ ruck coach in 2018, the place he additionally began knowledgeable boxing profession, Mumford felt match sufficient to return to the sector in 2019.

“Over 200 AFL video games within the bodily method and the place through which Shane performed is a superb achievement,” GWS soccer boss Jason McCartney stated.

“From the rookie record to 13 seasons on the elite degree, together with a premiership, Shane has achieved so much in his profession.

GWS ruck stalwart Shane Mumford has determined to finish his AFL profession for a second time. Credit score: Getty

“He arrived at our membership in simply our third season, and he has had a monumental affect on our membership.”

Mumford will revert again to his function as a ruck coach on the Giants subsequent season.

He says he’ll cherish enjoying within the Swans’ memorable 2012 grand last overcome Hawthorn.

“My time on the soccer discipline has come to an finish for now,” Mumford stated.

Shane Mumford.Ruckman Shane Mumford has retired, once more, after 216 AFL video games for Geelong, Sydney and GWS. Credit score: AAP

“I’m extremely pleased with all that I’ve achieved throughout my profession within the recreation together with profitable the last word, a premiership, in 2012.”

Regardless of enjoying by means of important ache throughout his three-season comeback and struggling to play each week, Mumford will now depart an enormous gap within the Giants’ workforce.

GWS are hopeful Braydon Preuss can overcome his damage battles after arriving from Melbourne forward of final season.

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