Luke Gale is a former Man of Steel winner but he’s currently plying his trade in the Championship and he’s revealed what motivated him to make the switch from Super League.
Gale joined Keighley after leaving Hull FC and he’s revealed the damage and impact that “getting beat every week” had whilst at the MKM had.
Speaking with Jenna Brooks and Jon Wells on The Bench Podcast, Gale spoke about his 2022 season with Hull FC.
“I made no bones about last year, it was a tough year. We started off great but finished off the season not so good and I’m not getting any younger. It’s tough.
“Getting beat every week it doesn’t just affect you on the pitch. You’re going home and it affects family life, you’re just not in the same mindset.
“I probably had three or four months off after Hull FC and thought ‘do I want to go another year?’
“The three months I took away from the game kind of opened my eyes. There’s more to life than rugby.
“All we’ve ever known is rugby, from being 12-years-old I signed a scholarship with Leeds Rhinos training every night and playing on a weekend. That’s been my life till 34 or 35-years-old.”
Gale also explained that in part his hand was forced to leave FC because he’d been hit with a five game ban and then a separate two game ban, thus he didn’t hit his “quota” of games.
“I missed seven of the first nine round and I didn’t hit the quota of games, I think I played 19 games.”