Watch: Warriors enforcer Tohu Harris pays tribute to retiring legend Simon Mannering – 'We didn't want his career to end'

Warriors back rower Tohu Harris led the tributes to retiring great Simon Mannering, following his side's exit from the NRL in Sydney last night.

The 27-12 loss to the Penrith Panthers sees Mannering call time on his incredible playing career with the Warriors, having notched over 300 appearances for the club over the past 14 seasons.

Speaking at the post match media conference, Harris said that the team were disappointed not to be sending Mannering out as a premiership winner.

"We didn't want his career to end," he began.

"We just wanted to keep playing games with him. He's someone you want out on the field next to you.

"It's disappointing that it is the last time he ran out.

"He spoke to the group, (about) just how grateful he was for us to put in for him this year - especially these last few weeks in the season.

"He's left a huge mark on the club and hopefully we can continue from where he left it off."

Mannering's stellar NRL career came to an end in Sydney last night. Source: 1 NEWS

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