Shaun Lunt announces retirement

Former England international and Super League winning hooker Shaun Lunt has announced his retirement from the game.

Lunt, 33, was part of the Leeds team that won the 2012 Grand Final against Warrington, and the following year he was named in the Super League Dream Team.

The Cumbrian made his name at Workington Town, earning a move to Super League with Huddersfield.

He spent four years at Hull KR before re-joining Leeds on loan in 2019, before going part-time with Batley for the curtailed 2020 season.

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His sole England cap came in 2010 and he also played twice for England Knights during a career that spanned 16 seasons, more than 320 appearances and over 700 points.

Lunt had signed for League 1 side Barrow for 2021 but has now decided to call it a day.

He tweeted: “Well Rugby League it’s been emotional…. Our time has came to an end unfortunately.

“I’ve been very fortunate through hard work and dedication to have a career I could’ve only of dreamt of as a kid!

“Met some sensational people along way also… On to the next chapter now.”

We spoke to Lunt late last year about his transition to part-time rugby, which gave him more time to focus on his HQ9 business, which looks to assist young players in finding opportunities.

And he also re-iterated calls for a Cumbrian team to join Super League.

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