The 2012 NRL season will be Scott Geddes' last after the South Sydney veteran announced his decision to retire on Thursday.
In his 11 years with the Rabbitohs, the prop forward has made 124 appearances since making his debut against the Canberra Raiders in round two of the 2002 season.
Geddes, who is the only player in the Rabbitohs squad to have been part of the club since their successful readmission to the league in 2002, said he was leaving the club in a strong position.
"I wish I could play forever but unfortunately my body won't allow that to happen," Geddes said.
"I've absolutely loved my time here at the Rabbitohs. I've seen a lot of changes over the years and the club just continues to grow stronger and stronger.
"I'm proud to say that I've played all of my first grade football at the one club, which is something that not a lot of players get to do.
"I would like to thank the club and the members for all the support they've given me over the years.
"I may be hanging up the boots at the end of the year but I hope to be part of the club for many years to come."