When Danny Brough retired from playing rugby league at the end of October, it ended the career of one of the sport’s greatest ever characters.
The halfback hung up his boots as the joint fifth highest points scorer in the history of rugby league and enjoyed a long, illustrious career spanning three decades.
He played in over 500 competitive games and represented clubs such as Huddersfield, Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity in the sport’s top flight.
Brough was a key figure as Hull FC lifted the Challenge Cup – under current Bradford boss John Kear – in 2005 and was a driving force behind Huddersfield Giants’ League Leaders success in 2013.
A reunion with Wakefield ended his spell in Super League before dropping down to the Championship with the Bulls ahead of the 2021 season, but injury forced the maverick half into retirement.
When asked by Serious About Rugby League about his next move, Brough was coy, but wasn’t too keen on the idea of going into coaching: “I very much doubt it (going into coaching),” Brough said.
“There aren’t many jobs in the game at present so I don’t think I will go down that route.”
In fact, the 38-year-old isn’t too sure he will stay in the sport at all.
“Nothing has come up yet so, as it stands, I have no idea if my future is in rugby league.”