Mark Flanagan confirms he will retire at season’s end


Salford co-captain Mark Flanagan will hang up his boots at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old loose forward has made more than 200 career appearances for Wigan, Wests Tigers, St Helens and Salford.

Flanagan was a Grand Final winner with Saints and was in the Red Devils team that reached Old Trafford last October.

Speaking after Salford’s 28-22 win over Hull on Thursday night, Flanagan told Sky Sports: “I’ve decided to call time on my career at the end of the season.

“I’m 32 now and I’ve a few niggling injuries. It’s probably time. It would be great to finish on a high with Salford.

“But I’m content with the career I’ve had, I’ve probably surpassed all my wildest dreams.”

Salford coach Ian Watson said: “Flash was the first leader I tried to sign. He was one of the first who came in to change the culture of the club and he’s done it to the highest possible standards. He’s been brilliant for us, first class.”


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