Former Super League winger comes out of retirement

Jy Hitchcox announced his retirement from rugby league in November on the eve of the Rugby League World Cup Final.

The 33-year-old winger has played on English shores since 2015 when he left Wests Tigers in his homeland of Australia to sign for Featherstone Rovers.

After impressing for Rovers he signed for Castleford Tigers a year later where he went on to score 23 tries in 30 games for the Super League club – spending three seasons in total at The Jungle.

Following a loan spell with Bradford, Hitchcox signed with the Bulls in 2019, spending a season at Odsal, before linking up with Toulouse Olympique and eventually helping them achieve promotion.

He spent two seasons with the French club, signing for Leigh ahead of this season.

Game time was limited at the Leigh Sports Village though and he spent a chunk of the 2022 campaign on loan at League One side Rochdale Hornets, scoring eight tries in 12 games.

Hitchcox announced his retirement after nine seasons as a professional, eight of which were spent in UK-based competitions, with an impressive try-scoring record for most of the clubs he represented.

He had trained with the Australian national team just before retirement showing his quality as he helped them prepare for the World Cup.

However, after three months of retirement, Hitchcox has already come out of retirement.

Serious About Rugby League can reveal that he has signed a contract to play in one of the leagues in Wollongong with their first trial this weekend.

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