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Former Super League star retires immediately

Jordan Rankin spent time with Hull FC, Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants throughout his Super League career.

A skilful and at times electric spine player, he was often a joy to watch whether in Super League or the NRL.

Throughout his career he played fullback, stand-off, scrum-half and even on the wings.

He debuted back in 2008 with Gold Coast Titans where he made 17 appearances prior to a Super League switch to Hull FC in 2014.

He spent two years at the MKM Stadium making 50 appearance and averaging a try every other game.

During this time he also played for Doncaster on dual registration.

He then spent two years back in the NRL with with Wests Tigers before signing for Huddersfield Giants where he would make 41 appearances.

Back in the UK he also made 31 appearances for Castleford Tigers in 2019 and 2020.

He then left to join Parramatta Eels.

He hasn’t made any NRL appearances for the Eels but played in the NSW Cup and has been working behind the scenes since and was later confirmed to be on the coaching staff for their Under 19s for 2023.

Rankin took on the role of assistant coach with their Under 19s in 2023 as he hopes to try and develop the next generation of Parramatta stars as the club looks to go one step further than they did in 2022 coming up short in the Grand Final against Penrith who know all about developing young players.

Rankin’s experience playing a number of positions will make him a real asset to the Eels as he will be able to coach a number of players in a variety of positions whilst his skill level will also make him an ideal coach.

Despite the role he will played amongst the coaching staff this season, Rankin was also given a train and trial contract at the club similar to fellow former Hull FC man Josh Reynolds.

This meant we could have seen Rankin play or even earn a place in the club’s top 30.

However, this did not happen and Rankin has now made the decision to retire after a fantastic career in Super League and the NRL.

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