Korbin Sims: Hull KR prop to retire at end of season

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Hull KR prop Korbin Sims has announced that he will hang his boots up at the end of the season, bringing a 10-year professional playing career to an end.

The 30-year-old has made 173 career appearances for Newcastle Knights, Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons and Hull KR. He won nine caps for Fiji.

Sims posted on Instagram: “A couple of months ago I made a decision that the last game of the season will be the last of my career.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better game to hang my boots up on than in the Hull derby!

“One last bang with my boys.

“RL, it’s been a pleasure. But when you know, you know.”

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Sims was born and raised in Gerringong to a Fijian mother and an Australian father. He is the younger brother of St George Illawarra Dragons forward Tariq and ex-Warrington prop Ashton. His elder sister Ruan Sims is a former Australia international.

The front-rower came through the ranks at Newcastle Knights, playing 76 games for the club between 2013-16.

Sims spent two seasons with the Broncos in 2017-18, making 44 appearances.

He then had two years with the Dragons, where he played 21 games before making the switch to Super League with Hull KR.

Sims has played 32 games in two seasons for the Robins and is likely to make his last appearance in Saturday’s derby clash against rivals Hull FC.

Sims won nine caps for Fiji on the international stage and played in the 2013 and 2017 World Cups. He has played alongside his brothers Tariq and Ashton for Fiji.

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