WANDERERS stalwart Andrew "Bozo" Macansh has pulled the pin after 523 games for the Two Blues.
Well, sort of: he is still available for international tours.
Macansh, 51, told teammates he would not back up next year after the Two Blues lost 29-15 to Merewether in the C-grade preliminary final.
"I have had enough. It has hurt too much this season," Macansh said.
But Macansh has not closed the door on a career that started in 1979.
"Wanderers are touring the US next year and we have a game in New Orleans and two in New York.
"I will definitely play those games, and they are talking about a trip to China in a couple of years."
■ Lake Macquarie president John Newton has played a major part in the Roos' revival. Not content with raising sponsorship and helping players find jobs, Newton is also the club's official photographer.
■ University overpowered Wanderers 24-15 on Saturday to claim back-to-back Hunter women's premierships.
The Two Blues led 10-0 at half-time but could not hang on.
University No.8 Ange Hipwell was named player of the match.
■ It is not quite the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs battle of the sexes, but the Hunter women's team will play The Waratahs' "Old Reds" as part of a charity day for Sids and Kids at Waratah Oval on Saturday, October 29.
■ Southern Beaches back-rower Nathan Tule will front the judiciary on a striking charge. A second-half replacement in Beaches' 20-10 loss to Lake Macquarie, Tule was cited on video evidence for a hit on Alex Lim which left the halfback with a fractured cheekbone.
■ One official at a club which played in the finals is unlikely to have a future as a spy.
The official was driving home past the opposition's ground and noticed they were training. Not one to miss an opportunity, he parked the car, turned the headlights off and took in the view.
Unfortunately for the wannabe spy, trainers noticed his presence and the cover was blown.