Former Bradford Bulls forward retires aged 30

It’s been announced today that Ross Peltier, who represented Jamaica at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, has retired aged 30.

Peltier grew up in Bradford and represented the Bulls from 2017 to 2019, making 64 appearances, helping his hometown club win promotion from League One in 2018.

In a statement posted on his twitter he expressed delight at what he had achieved in the game before explaining it was time to retire and focus on family.

“I’ve finally decided to call time on playing rugby league, since playing my first game at 12 I’ve achieved way more than I could have ever imagined.

“As a kid from Bradford all I ever wanted to do was play for the Bulls and I had the best three years of my career doing that.”

Peltier made his professional debut with Keighley, a club he represented 37 times before joining the Bulls. The Cougars congratulated their former player on his career via twitter.

Peltier’s crowning achievement was representing Jamaica, who he played 11 times for in total, at the recent World Cup as he played in all three of their group matches.

He added: “From playing in Jamaica’s first World Cup qualifier to then the first World Cup game, dreams really were achieved. This games given me so much. I’ve made friends for life and even some I consider brothers.”

Peltier ended his career with spells at Dewsbury Rams before a loan spell with Hunslet, but he’ll now head out of the game to spend time with his family after a decade in the sport.

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