Former Castleford Tigers winger announces retirement after spell with Leigh Leopards

Jy Hitchcox has announced his retirement from rugby league.

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.

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 announces 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.

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