Wakefield’s Matt Blaymire has been forced to retire due to a knee injury.
The 29 year-old fullback has taken the advice of a specialist to quit the game, but has not played since Wakefield’s 46-6 loss to St Helens in round 21.
Commenting on the club website, Blaymire said: “I’m very sad to be leaving the club, and of course the game. It is something I wasn’t hoping to do at such a young age but I now have to move on to the next chapter in my life.”
“I will look back on many fond memories at Wakefield, having made some life long friends and worked with some great people. I would like to thank the Wildcats for my time here and I wish them every success for next season and beyond.”
Blaymire made his Super League debut in a shock 29-22 win over St Helens, in which he scored a try. Prior to that, Blaymire rose through the Wakefield academy before leaving to join Coogie Dolphins in Australia. Upon his return he joined York City Knights, before making his return to Wakefield.