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Former Super League stalwart retires

Ben Barba of St Helens, wearing a black change strip, runs past Scott Grix of Wakefield Trinity, while holding the ball.

Scott Grix has announced his retirement via Instagram after a long and colourful career.

The 37-year-old first came through the Doncaster ranks, making his debut in 2003 before spells at Halifax and Leigh took him to Super League with Wakefield Trinity.

Grix – who primarily played at fullback – spent two seasons at Belle Vue until a move to Huddersfield entrenched the Halifax-born competitor as one of the most impressive number ones in Super League.

Over 150 games later and further moves to Wakefield and then back to the Giants and Grix dropped down to the Championship to end his career with Fax.

Grix put a heartfelt message out on social media: “Whilst I would like to play forever, reality is, it has to end at some point & this years playoff games will be my last.

“To play over 400 career games, captain Ireland, play in 3 World Cups, play alongside my brother & some of my best mates is something I feel really proud of.

“Thanks to Siddal ARLFC, where it all started & Halifax for giving me the chance to finish my career at my hometown club.

“Thanks to all the clubs I’ve had the opportunity to play at. To the coaches I’ve played & learned under & the physios & medical staff that have looked after me through some tough times.

“Thanks to the lads that I’ve shared a changing room with. I needed you all at some point. I hope I earned your respect by being a good team mate.

“Thanks to my family & close friends for their unwaivered support & for the help you have given me throughout.

“Thanks most importantly to my wife Lindsay. Thanks for your strong handling of the sacrifices, the wins, the losses, the injuries & the routines! Thanks for making sure our kids got to see me living my dream, memories that will last forever. Thanks for always being the voice of reason. I’d have struggled without you.

“I now look forward to the future & playing a part in other people’s pursuit of reaching their potential & living their dreams.


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