Former Huddersfield Giants and Leigh Centurions man Sean Penkywicz retires

Yesterday Sean Penkywicz announced his retirement from rugby league after spending half his life playing the sport.

He began his career with Halifax in 2000 and spent four years with the club until they got relegated in 2003 which prompted his move to Huddersfield. After a few seasons with the Giants he returned to Halifax for his longest spell at one club from 2007-12 before making the switch to Leigh where he would join one of the best Championship sides in recent histories as the Centurions played some brilliant rugby under Paul Rowley.

He then followed Rowley to Toronto in 2017 in his last big move before switching back to England with Workington Town and then finishing his career with Rochdale alongside the likes of Rangi Chase.

Penkywicz’s best rugby came from 2007-15 as he scored 111 tries 234 for Halifax and Leigh though it ended disappointedly as he failed a drug test.

He’s also well loved by Wales as he played in their 2008 World Cup campaign.

A versatile player capable of playing stand-off, scrum-half, hooker and loose-forward, he has a brilliant rugby league legacy at a number of different clubs. He’s spent 23 seasons giving himself to the game and has now retired at the incredible age of 40 having made over 400 appearance and scored over 150 tries.

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