Larne Patrick announces retirement following release from Leigh Centurions

Josh McAllister

Forward Larne Patrick has announced his retirement from rugby league following his release from Championship club Leigh Centurions.

Patrick joined the Leigh Centurions ahead of the 2018 Championship season on a two-year deal, but has announced his retirement from the sport, effective immediately.

The Blackpool-born player spent time in Australia before moving back to England, making his professional debut in 2009 against Castleford Tigers for the Huddersfield Giants. He went on to make close to 150 appearances for the Giants, scoring 32 tries and was a part of the League Leaders’ Shield winning side in 2013.

The utility forward also appeared for Wigan Warriors on loan, as well as Castleford Tigers before joining the Centurions in October 2017.

Of Welsh heritage, Patrick also represented The Dragons on international level, including in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

On the decision, Patrick shared on social media: “The time has come for me to hang my boots up. It’s been a crazy 10 years professionally and 25 years in total which has been full of its highs and lows.

“I am now ready for a new challenge and look forward to what ever it may be. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support through everything.”