Former Leeds Rhinos forward in surprising new career

Keith Galloway injury

Former Leeds Rhinos forward Keith Galloway is now a crane driver by the waterside in Australia.

Galloway, who played for Leeds between 2016 and 2018, retired following his spell in West Yorkshire to work down by the water.

The 32-year-old was still recovering from an achilles injury suffered in the 2017 Super League season when he ended his career in 2018 – with 252 career games to his name.

A junior representative standout with appearances for the NSW under-17s and under-19s, as well as the Australian Schoolboys, Galloway made his first-grade debut with the Cronulla Sharks in 2003 despite still being in high school at the time.

He would go on to play 37 games for the Sharks through to the end of the 2005 season — which included his first finals appearance — before joining Wests Tigers in 2006.

It was at Wests Tigers that the powerful prop’s career took off, with senior representative honours soon following the man affectionately known as “Big Red”.

Galloway earned five caps for his native country Australia, and said this upon his retirement: “It has been a tough decision but I know it is the right one for me and my family.”

And now it appears as though he is making use of his time back Down Under with his latest role.

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