Former Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls centre announces his retirement

Former Warrington Wolves and Bradford Bulls back Rhys Evans has announced his retirement from professional rugby league.

He took to Twitter to say: “So, the time has come for me to hang up my boots.

“It’s been a privilege to play rugby league professionally for over 13 years! It’s enabled me to play in some of the biggest games and stadiums in our sport and to travel to different places around the world.

“I’ve had the experience to play alongside my brother for club and country which not many people get to do.

“I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has played a part in my rugby journey. Thank you to all my team mates, coaches and back room staff at all my clubs throughout the years.

“Special mentions have to go to Peter Farrell and Brian Chambers for giving me the opportunity to move north to fulfil my dream, I’ll be eternally grateful. Also to my mum and my partner Emma who have both been there through memories I’ll cherish forever and the heartaches when I’ve needed them the most Now it’s time for one book to close and another to open.

“I can’t wait to see how this next story goes.”

Evans’ career started in 2010 with the Warrington Wolves where he spent eight seasons making over 100 appearances. He played in both the 2016 Challenge Cup Final and Super League Grand Final defeats as well as helping the Wolves to the League Leaders’ Shield.

In 2018 he joined Leigh Centurions and after a year joined the Bradford Bulls.

He has been at Odsal since except for a year loan at Leeds Rhinos in 2020 where he made a try scoring debut against Catalans Dragons.

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