Scott Grix calls time on his career

Drew Darbyshire

Former Ireland captain Scott Grix has announced his retirement from rugby league.

The 37-year-old made more than 400 career appearances for Doncaster, Halifax, Limoux, Leigh, Widnes, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax.

Scott Grix won 22 caps for Ireland and represented his heritage in three World Cups.

On his retirement, Grix posted: “Whilst I would like to play forever, it has to end at some point and this year’s play-off games will be my last.

“To play over 400 career games, captain Ireland, play in three World Cups, play alongside my brother and some of my best mates is something I feel really proud of.

“Thanks to Siddal ARLFC where it all started and Halifax for giving me the chance to finish my career at my hometown club.

“Thanks to all the clubs I’ve had the opportunity to play for. To the coaches I’ve played and learned under and the physios and medical staff that have looked after me through some tough times.

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“Thanks to the lads that I’ve shared a changing room with. I needed you all at some point. I hope I earned your respect by being a good team-mate.

“Thanks to my family and close friends for their unwavering support and for the help you have given me throughout it all.

“Thanks most importantly to my wife Lindsay. For your strong handling of the sacrifices, the wins, the losses, the injuries and the routines. Thanks for making sure our kids got to see me living my dream, memories that will last forever. Thanks for always being the voice of reason . I’d have struggled without you.

“I now look forward to the future and playing a part in other people’s pursuit of reaching their potential and living their dreams.”

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