Former Warrington Wolves back calls time on his professional career at the age of 23

Josh McAllister
Nathan Roebuck celebrates his try against Salford for Warrington back in 2020.

Nathan Roebuck celebrates his try against Salford for Warrington back in 2020. Photo: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Former Warrington outside-back and current Keighley Cougars youngster Nathan Roebuck has announced his retirement from professional rugby league, aged just 23.

His contract with the Championship outfit has been terminated effective immediately, with Roebuck deciding to focus on life outside of professional sport.

The Oldham-born youngster joined Warrington’s scholarship and academy in 2018, and made his professional debut in 2020 in Super League against Salford Red Devils, scoring a try.

He made the move to Keighley in League 1 in November 2021 on a two-year deal, and was a part of the promotion-winning side that secured a spot in the Championship in 2023.

Roebuck made 12 appearances in 2022 for the Cougars, followed by four more appearances in the current campaign, scoring twice.

He also featured for Newcastle Thunder in 2021.

Nathan Roebuck confirms plans in statement 

In a statement, Roebuck said: “It’s been difficult over the last couple of years playing with niggles and injuries.

“Now I have decided it is time for a break away from the game to physically and mentally allow myself to recover and get back to enjoying the sport.

“I want to say thanks to the directors, all the staff and players I have been involved with.

“I’ve met some great personalities and friends. To the volunteers I am very much grateful to all your hard work and kindness behind the scenes.

“Finally, I want to thank all the fans for showing their continued support, especially during our undefeated season last year, an unforgettable highlight of my career.”

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