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Big Richie Myler news confirmed amidst Hull FC links

Richie Myler amidst Hull FC links

York RLFC have confirmed the retirement of half-back Richie Myler amid links to Hull FC.

This comes into effect immediately, and the Ireland international will miss the remainder of the RFL Championship season.

This comes just days after news broke that he was linked to the Director of Rugby role at Hull FC, with a reshuffle underway following the departure of Tony Smith.

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has stated that the Director will have the role of identifying “the next coach and indeed some interim players for us for this year”.

He also said that the person lined up would have to “extract himself from his present contract” – meaning this news comes with interesting timing.

Richie Myler of Ireland in action during the match against Jamaica

Credit: Imago Images

In a club statement online, York RLFC wrote:

“York RLFC can confirm the retirement of half-back Richie Myler amid a long-term elbow injury.

“Myler sustained the injury in York Knights’ Betfred Championship clash against Doncaster RLFC and has since undergone surgery after receiving specialist guidance.

“Following the completion of the surgery, it became clear that the road to recovery was going to be an extended one and, after taking time with his family, Myler spoke with York RLFC Chairman Clint Goodchild last week and shared his decision to retire.

“Through an 18-season professional career, Myler amassed 401 appearances and scored 208 tries while representing Widnes Vikings, Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves, Catalans Dragons, Leeds Rhinos and York Knights as well as earning 11 international caps for England and Ireland.

“The 33-year-old won the 2011 League Leaders’ Shield and 2012 Challenge Cup with Warrington before claiming a second Challenge Cup at Leeds in 2020, earning the Lance Todd Trophy that year.

“York RLFC would like to thank Richie for his time and efforts at the Club and we wish him nothing but the best in his post-playing career.”

More to follow.

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