Bradford Bulls forward and ex-York man forced into retirement due to long-standing injury

Sam Scott Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls forward Sam Scott has called time on his playing career due to a long-standing injury. 

The back-rower joined the Odsal Stadium side ahead of the 2022 Championship campaign. However, his season was cut short against Halifax Panthers due to injury.

Scott, 32, enjoyed five seasons with York previously across two spells. He was a part of James Ford’s side that won the League 1 title in 2018 and placed third in the Championship the following year. He always featured from the bench at Wembley in the 1895 Cup final against Featherstone in 2021.

Scott also represented Sheffield Eagles and Batley Bulldogs during his career.

Bradford Bulls forward Scott announces retirement

He said: “I have come to this decision on the back of what has been an ongoing issue, I thought it had been resolved with an operation.

“I have done everything I can. The medical team have been brilliant but unfortunately all good things have got to come to an end and the wear and tear have got the better of me and there’s nothing I or anyone can do about it.

“To go on record, I would like to thank Bradford for the opportunity. I have not played as much as I would have liked but they have looked after me.

“I cannot fault the club at all. Any treatment or medical procedure has been done and part of my decision to retire now is to give a bit back to the club.

“I could have wasted a few months to see if it got better but that wasn’t in the best interests of myself or the club, I was open and honest and have come to this decision.

“I would like to thank all the clubs, staff and players I have played for and with. Having started out at Wakefield as a kid, Sheffield, Batley, York and then finally Bradford. I have had a decent career as a Championship player, played in two Championship finals, won one of them as well as having played at Wembley.”

“Finally, I would like to thank my family. My mum and dad for ferrying me around to training and matches as a kid and my missus and our children for all their support.”

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