Keegan Hirst announces retirement

Drew Darbyshire

Keegan Hirst has announced his retirement from rugby league.

The 32-year-old prop made almost 300 career appearances for Hunslet, Dewsbury, Batley, Featherstone, Wakefield and Halifax.

On Twitter, Hirst wrote: “So, I’ve decided to retire from rugby league, the game that has been part of my life for the last 20 years.

“It’s with a touch of sadness, a hell of a lot of memories, and a hell of a lot of gratitude that I say farewell to RL.

“I speak a lot about living according to your values and doing what’s important to you. That changes over time for everyone, and I myself have come to that point.

“I’m moving onto the next chapter of my life, having taken so much and given so much (both ankles and a front tooth, to name a few things) to the game that has been a constant in my life for over two decades.

“It’s been a blast.”

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