Ex-Castleford Tigers playmaker says players do not ‘respect’ this enough

For a rugby league player, the end of their career can be a daunting prospect.

With rugby league being the one thing that players focus on throughout their lives, giving that up can be really difficult – especially if injury forces their hand.

But, for one former Castleford Tigers and Sheffield Eagles playmaker, life beyond rugby should be given a lot more ‘respect’.

“There’s not enough players respect life after rugby,” Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e told the Talk Your Walk podcast.

“Not enough players go out there and try and get a plan b in case something does happen with their rugby career.

“I was the same, but fortunately I did something about it a few years ago and I’m glad I did.

“Rugby only lasts for so long, 10, 15 years at most but what happens after that?

“What happens if you do get injured and your career stops early?

“It’s really important that we get something sorted.”

For QLT, he has already gone into partnership with fellow ex-Castleford Tigers man Jesse Sene-Lefao in the property business, whilst his son, Phoenix, was snapped up by Hull KR on a two-year deal.

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