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Former Kumul rake, Kurt Baptiste, announced his retirement from rugby league through social media.
Baptiste was a key figure for the Canberra Raiders although his first stint in the NRL was with the Brisbane based Broncos back in 2011.
The 30 year old went on to have two stints with Canberra, Leigh Centurions in the UK and the Broncos and Cowboys.
In a report by Melanie Dinjaski of the Canberra Times:
“I had two shoulder surgeries before I was handed a lifeline from the Canberra Raiders. I will always be incredibly grateful to Ricky for this,” Baptiste wrote on Instagram.
“Canberra was the start of something great.”
Baptiste also represented the Papua New Guinea Kumuls on the international stage having played 7 international matches.
He was a crowd favorite every time he donned the Kumuls colours in Papua New Guinea.
Baptiste now calls the Sunshine Coast his home and is eyeing a new career path in civil engineering.
You can read the full article here https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7657961/former-raiders-cult-hero-quietly-hangs-up-the-boots/