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Super League star takes on shock new career

Former Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants, Salford Red Devils and St Helens backrow Josh Jones was sadly forced to confirm his retirement this year.

Jones made his Super League debut with St Helens in 2012 where he made 94 appearances scoring nearly one try every four games notching 25 tries in 94 games until he left in 2015.

Whilst at St Helens he also played for Rochdale Hornets and York City Knights on loan but was also able to call himself a Super League Champion as Saints defeated rivals Wigan Warriors in the 2014 Grand Final after the Warriors were reduced to 12 men after Ben Flower’s infamous red card.

He would soon make the move to Rugby Union with Exeter Chiefs and Taunton before returning to rugby league with Salford Red Devils in 2016.

He would play a key role for the Red Devils over four seasons coming into his own in 2019 as the Red Devils finished third and made it to the Grand Final.

This saw him selected in the Great Britain squad before making a move to Hull FC.

This didn’t quite go to plan and he was later signed by Huddersfield Giants for 2021.

In 2022 as the Giants finished third and made it to the Challenge Cup Final he was again excellent but in 2023, like Stevie Ward and others before him he was hit with a nasty concussion which eventually led to his retirement.

He has now taken on a shock new role in the finance industry confirming as such on Instagram with the following statement:

“Delighted to announce my transition into the finance industry, starting a new role as a mortgage advisor at the Cheshire based firm ‘When The Bank Says No’.

“I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity and excited about the success the next chapter of my career can bring.

“I’d like to thank Emma Jones, Steven Darbyshire and Chris Heyes for their continued support and mentorship throughout the transition process, their knowledge, passion and drive has been the catalyst and embodies the framework upon which success is built.”

The Giants have replaced him with Andre Savelio with Chris McQueen replaced by Jack Murchie from the NRL.

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