Blake Wallace was forced to retire from rugby league due to concussion in 2021.
But, in his last season at Leigh Centurions – where he played three games – Wallace had been linked with a move to West Yorkshire side Wakefield Trinity.
The halfback, in an exclusive interview with Serious About Rugby League, stated that such a move had never even been discussed.
“This is the first I’ve heard about any potential move to Wakefield so I guess they were false,” Wallace said.
And, after a few seasons in Super League with both Toronto Wolfpack and Leigh, the 29-year-old is now returning home to Australia – to head into coaching after his concussion injury means he can no longer take to the field himself.
“I’m moving back to Australia which I’m excited for.
“I’m going to be coaching my hometown team the Dapto Canaries next year so I’m excited for that challenge.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do so I’m keen to get started with the boys.”
Wallace had turned out 75 times for Toronto between 2017 and 2020, but was part of the uncertain events that plagued the Canadian club midway through the 2020 Super League season.
He signed for Leigh ahead of the 2021 season, but suffered with injury and was forced to retire.