Super League star announces his retirement

The likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants have all completed major signings for the 2024 season.

The Giants are also set for a number of exits and one of them is set to be one of the best forwards Super League has to offers.

This is of course Chris McQueen, the 2022 Lance Todd Trophy winner. He is set to retire after a terrific career.

The forward is set to be replaced by Jack Murchie.

McQueen could be one of a number of departures such as Jermaine McGillvary.

He spoke about his future recently saying:

“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.