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.
Thank you Rugby League. It’s been emotional.
Thank you to all my teammates, opponents, coaches, staff and mostly, the fans.
Remember, Rugby League is ALWAYS the winner. pic.twitter.com/Vtu8jjXnpA
— Keegan Hirst (@KeeganHirst) October 8, 2020
“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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