Hull KR prop Michael Weyman retires from rugby

Hull KR’s Australian front rower Michael Weyman has announced his retirement from rugby league, due to a knee injury.

The injury has caused the player to miss Rovers’ last five games. He will now return home to Australia, after undergoing surgery on the injury two weeks ago.

“It has meant a lot to me to play for Rovers and I would like to thank the supporters and everybody at the club for making my family and I feel so welcome over the last 18 months,” he told the Robins’ official website.

“We’ve really enjoyed our time here and we’ve met some great friends who we’ll continue to stay in touch with after we move back to Australia.

“It’s a sad way to end my career but unfortunately these things happen and I’ve been lucky enough to achieve what I have in the game. It’s now time to look at the bigger picture and think about my family.

“My knee isn’t responding to treatment and I wanted to do the right thing by the club as well. I don’t want to be sitting in the stands for most of the year.”

Weyman previously played for Canberra Raiders and St George-Illawarra in the NRL. He was also an NRL Grand Final and World Club Challenge winner while at the Dragons.

He played representative rugby for both the Kangaroos and New South Wales.

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