Dom Crosby to retire at end of season, aged 29

Josh McAllister

Leeds forward Dom Crosby has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season, aged 29.

Crosby has been unable to play for the last two seasons due to a foot injury, and has made just seven appearances for Leeds since joining the club in 2018.

He made his Wigan first team debut in 2012 and won two Grand Finals in both 2013 and 2016, and also featured for Warrington in the Super League.

Posting on social media, Crosby announced: “I am truly gutted to be writing this, but unfortunately I have been forced to retire from rugby at the end of the season. After multiple surgeries and advice of surgeons and specialists, my last injury hasn’t healed well enough for me to continue playing.

“I’ve given everything; emotionally, physically and mentally to get back fit. Rugby has given me everything I could of ever imagine, I’ve made some great memories, I’ve had amazing highs and also a few lows. I owe a lot to the people closest to me who kept me going and helped me through some of the toughest times I will ever go through, especially my wife who is my absolute rock and has been with me through every step of the way. She has seen me at my worst and always had a positive attitude and encouraged me in every way possible. I owe you everything.”