MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: James Frawley of the Saints speaks to the media during a St. Kilda media opportunity at RSEA Park on November 27, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Former Hawthorn premiership defender James Frawley has called it quits for a second time, after a short retirement spell was interrupted by a one-season comeback tour with St Kilda.

The nephew of the late Saints great, Danny Frawley, he played just the two games for the Moorabbin men, following 100 at Melbourne and a further 139 - and the 2015 AFL Premiership - at the Hawks.

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Frawley was named on the last line of defense in the 2010 All Australian team.

“I’ve loved my time at St Kilda, albeit I spent more time on the sidelines than I would have liked,” Frawley told saints.com.au, having suffered through a number of injury setbacks throughout the season.

“I thank Brett Ratten, James Gallagher and Jarryd Roughead for the opportunity, and my family for allowing me to have one last crack.

“It’s a club full of great people who all really embraced my family and I.

“Now I’m looking forward to retirement and spending more time with the people I love.”

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St Kilda's Head of List Management, James Gallagher, congratulated Frawley on a decorated career.

“Despite only lining up in Saints colours twice, the influence and experience he’s provided our young backline had been immense.

“'Chip' has achieved everything nearly everything possible as an AFL footballer, and we wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement."