Remi Casty has been the heartbeat of French rugby league for the past three decades, but it appears as though the powerful forward’s time in the game is now up.
After earning promotion with Toulouse Olympique against Featherstone Rovers last night, Casty was interviewed following the game where he declared his intention to retire, despite calls for him to continue playing past the age of 36.
“It’s over, it was the last dance and I wanted it for this,” Casty said.
“I’m very happy to win this in front of my family and friends and all the fans that are here tonight.”
Casty made his debut for Catalans Dragons back in 2005, making almost 200 appearances before a move to the Sydney Roosters in the NRL ended his first spell in the south of France.
12 appearances for the Roosters later, however, and Casty was back in Perpignan where another 149 appearances were made before the prop made the move to Toulouse ahead of the 2022 season.