Departing Hull youngster admits he came close to quitting game altogether as he enters open market

Josh McAllister
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Departing Hull youngster Connor Wynne admits he came close to quitting the sport altogether until conversations with his partner motivated him to continue his career.

His exit from the Super League outfit was confirmed earlier this week, with a total of 11 players set to leave the MKM Stadium upon the completion of the 2023 Super League campaign.

The outside-back has been battling both ankle and knee injuries this year, limiting his appearances on loan at Bradford Bulls and relegated Newcastle Thunder.

Wynne has featured eight times with stints across the two Championship outfit – five at Odsal Stadium and three for the north east side.

He will leave Hull at the end of 2023 with 36 appearances for the Black & Whites, scoring 14 tries, having been told he was not in Tony Smith’s plans beyond the current campaign.

Speaking with the Telegraph & Argus earlier in August, Wynne opened up on his hellish season and how close he came to leaving the sport altogether.

“It’s been very tough,” he said. “I’ve had moments with my partner this year where I’ve told her I don’t want to play any more.

“There have been times I’ve not wanted to go training or play matches, but she said I’d get through it.

“I’ve stuck at it and will continue to do so, as good times often come from the bad, and hopefully I’ll soon get back to the best version of myself.”

His future remains unclear, having made his long-awaited return from injury during Round 23 in the 42-26 win over Swinton Lions at Heywood Road.

Wynne has also represented York and Doncaster during his career to date, having made his Super League debut in 2019 against Salford. He enters the open market with the hopes of securing a deal soon for next season.

“Hopefully within the next month I’ll have something to hand,” Wynne continued.

“My agent and I are in talks but there’s no rush.

“I don’t really have a leg to stand on at the moment, having not had the best season, but I hope I can kick on now, get where I want to be and get my future sorted.”

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