Walker’s on . . . his way to retirement
Former Maroon Chris Walker has played his last Queensland Cup game after pulling the pin on his comeback. Despite closing in on his 37th birthday, Walker was targeting a comeback with the Ipswich Jets if he could get down to 90kg in time for pre-season training. He didn’t make it and has informed his brothers, Jets coaches Ben and Shane, that he won’t be available in 2017, after earlier retiring at the end of the 2015 season. Walker will still do some assistant coaching for the Tugun Seahawks on the Gold Coast.