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Robbie Kearns: ‘I have no doubt Billy Slater will become an immortal’

Legendary Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater says he is “forever in debt to our game” while announcing today that 2018 will be his last season in the NRL.

The two-time premiership winner who was also apart of the elusive big three at Melbourne beside Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith first debuted in 2003.

Slater’s former teammate Robbie Kearns was in awe of the star fullback’s achievements in rugby league.

“There’s been no bigger superstar in the last 20-odd years,” Kearns said.

“He just produced week after week.

“He turns 36 next year and he’s done it all – 300 games at one club, won the Dally M, won the Golden Boot, played Origin 30-odd times (and) played for Australia 30-odd times.

“I dare say in years to come – I have no doubt one day Billy Slater will become an immortal for sure.”

Slater played 313 games for his beloved Storm and is second on the all-time rugby league try-scoring charts with 187.

He was also part of the Maroons decade of dominance with 31 Origin appearances on top of the 30 Tests he played for the Kangaroos.

Listen to the full interview below:

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