Canterbury winger Sam Perrett has announced he will retire from the NRL at the end of the 2016 season.

The Bulldogs winger, who has scored 90 tries in 252 games, also represented New Zealand in 21 Tests and was a member of their World Cup-winning side in 2008.

"It's been a tough decision and an emotional one, but it's time for me to hang up the boots," the 31-year-old said.

"This year will be my last season playing rugby league and it's been such an amazing journey.

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The outside back signed with the Belmore club mid-way through the 2012 season and made two grandfinal appearances for the club.

"I'm going to give my best for the last eight weeks and I'll be giving everything I've got to get that title."

- AAP