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Aubusson would rather retire than play for another club

One-club servant Mitch Aubusson would prefer to retire than play for another NRL team and has also ruled out a move to the English Super League when his contract expires at the end of 2019.

The veteran Rooster, who notched up his 281st NRL game against the Bulldogs, confirmed on Tuesday he had started talks with the premiers about the possibility of playing on for a 14th year but is also content if discussions lead to his career coming to an end.

The 31-year-old is the longest-serving active player at the Tricolours and third on the club's all-time list behind 300-gamers Anthony Minichiello and Luke Ricketson.

He could potentially pass the pair and reach the triple century mark if both parties can agree to a new deal for next season but has stated previously joining the illustrious 300 club is not a personal achievement he has his sights set on. 

"We're in negotiations at the moment about where we stand for next year," Aubusson said.

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"We haven't made a call yet but I'm pretty confident something will get sorted. What I do know is I won't be playing for another club or going overseas.

"Early years I thought it might've been an option [overseas] but as I got older and have a younger family to uproot them and take them over is probably not ideal for us.

"I don't think it would suit me to go over there."

Aubusson is already planning for life after football but also wants to stay connected with rugby league and particularly the Roosters if he hangs up the boots at season's end.

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"I want to see how my body feels before I dive into that," he said.

"I've got a few things lined up but want to make a call on my body and then transition.

"That might be an opportunity down the track."

Aubusson rated the current squad as one of the best group of attacking players he'd ever been a part of as the club aims to be the first team in the NRL era to win back-to-back titles.

"When we do put it together I feel like we're really hard to stop," Aubusson said.

"But it's about that consistency and timing our defence with that as well. With all the troops coming back and Origin period done now it's time to put the foot down and see how far we can take it."

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