“I think I’m gone” – Super League star set for shock exit

Ash Handley at Leeds Rhinos, Liam Marshall at Wigan Warriors, Matty Ashton at Warrington Wolves, Ryan Hall at Hull KR and Josh Charnley at Leigh Leopards; Super League is full of brilliant wingers such as Huddersfield Giants legend Jermaine McGillvary.

Since notching the most tries in the 2015 season, McGillvary went from strength to strength peaking at the World Cup in 2017.

However, retirement looms and it seems his time at Huddersfield is all but over with the winger saying recently on BBC Radio Leeds:

“When I got injured against FC, I didn’t think I was going to play again this season. And obviously next season, it could be me, and it will, it’s probably me done.

“So to come back, three games left and achieve that, it looks better than 249 anyway. But when I do finally look back on my career, I couldn’t be happier with what I’ve done.

“I know I didn’t win anything in particular but I never dreamed of being a Super League player, never mind scoring 250 tries and representing my country. I’m over the moon but I’ve got two more games to go and I’ll see how it goes.”

He went on to say “I think I’m gone”:

“I think I’m gone. I don’t think there’s a deal here for me. So it’s probably me, probably done.”

Asked about playing elsewhere, he said:

“Yeah, if it were full-time, yeah. It would be pretty hard for me to play part-time with my kids in the academies in Manchester, so training on an evening would probably be not doable for me.

“So I’m trying to look for a year deal, whether it be here or elsewhere, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen, so it’ll probably be me.

“Obviously I want to, I’d never say never. I definitely think he has done from what I’m hearing, I think I’m done here. But if there was an opportunity to go one year full-time somewhere as a backup to prove myself maybe, or just to help the younger lads or whatnot, I’d definitely be open to the opportunity.”

The winger would be a great signing for a number of clubs.