BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Luke Hodge of the Lions kicks during the round seven AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Sydney Swans at The Gabba on May 04, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Brisbane veteran Luke Hodge is expected to announce his retirement at the end of the season, before moving into a role in the Lions’ coaching staff.

According to Triple M’s Tom Browne, Hodge will bow out at the end of the season, despite recent rumours suggesting he could play on in 2020.

“There’s some talk that he could play on next year,” Browne told The Hot Breakfast on Wednesday morning.

“But my information in recent days is that he’ll be an assistant coach at Brisbane next year, and hang up the boots from a playing perspective.”

Hodge has played 36 games for the Lions over the past two seasons, and has 341 total AFL games to his name, as well as four premierships and two Norm Smith Medals.