It was announced at the end of last week that Dan Sarginson had left the Salford Red Devils with immediate effect.
The news comes as a shock.
The club released the following statement:
“Salford Red Devils can confirm that Dan Sarginson has left the club with immediate effect.
“We would like to thank Dan for this time at the club and wish him the best for the future.”
The fullback / centre started his career at London Broncos before joining Wigan Warriors in 2014 and he;ping the club to three consecutive Grand Final appearances starting at fullback as the Warriors beat Warrington Wolves 12-6.
He then joined the Gold Coast Titans in 2017 making six appearances for the NRL side before returning to Wigan helping the Warriors to the Super League title in 2018.
Eventually he joined Salford Red Devils and went on to help the club back to Wembley.
However, he has spent his time at Salford looking to settle into a position with Niall Evalds and Ryan Brierley often occupying the fullback spot whilst the likes of Kallum Watkins, Deon Cross and Tim Lafai have inhabited the centre spots.
Injury also worked against him especially in recent times.
Since then it was reported that he was set to retire and now his former club Wigan have confirmed as such with Chief Executive Kris Radlinski making the following tribute:
“Dan should be incredibly proud of the Rugby League career that he has had. His 2016 Grand Final performance was one of the finest individual performances that I have seen where he carried the ball over 30 times and laid on a try for Josh Charnley.
“During his time at Wigan, he suffered the devastating loss of his little brother and the mental strength he showed to get through the heartbreaking situation was incredible. We have invited Dan to our game against Salford Red Devils next week and I will be asking him to carry out the match ball before the game – I urge all fans to give him the welcome back to the DW Stadium that he deserves.”