Leeds hooker Corey Johnson announces retirement, aged 19

Leeds young hooker Corey Johnson has retired with immediate effect at the age of 19.

The England Academy international made his Super League debut last March in the Rhinos’ 26-4 over Warrington.

Johnson was included in Richard Agar’s squad for 2020 but the Rhinos say the player requested a release from his contract so he can focus on a career outside the sport.

Leeds director of rugby, Kevin Sinfield, said: “We have been speaking with Corey for a number of weeks about what he would like to do in the future.

“Our first concern is always the welfare of our players, especially the younger members of the squad.

“We will remain in contact with Corey and provide him with any support he needs.”

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