Halifax Panthers player Shaun Robinson has confirmed he is retiring from the sport, in order to concentrate on his business and work commitments.
The player had only recently signed a contract extension with the club but with a growing business away from the sport he felt now was the right time to hang up his boots and concentrate on life after Rugby League.
The tough try scoring winger joined Fax from Featherstone ahead of the 2019 campaign and his no-nonsense approach saw him established as consistent starter and a crowd favourite.
The winger picking up 16 tries in 34 appearances for Fax.
The Oldham born winger started his career at his hometown club where he would stay for two seasons and has also represented, Oxford, Rochdale, Swinton, Featherstone and Halifax where he brings the curtain down on a career he can be proud of.
Reacting to the news, Robinson said: “It’s a massive honour to have represented such a great club I want to thank everyone involved.
“I have been thinking about retiring for a while now last year was always my last and having a taste of life without rugby and being fortunate my business has grown in the last 12 months.
“It’s been a tough decision but the time has come to hang up my boots I’m sure you will see me around at the shay when crowds are allowed back in, i wish all the lads the best.”
Head Coach Simon Grix added: “Shaun has been a valued member of the team with committed and brave performances in his time with us.
“Shaun’s business is going really well and he feels he no longer has the capacity to perform on all fronts. He has decided to focus his time on his family and his business.
“We respect that and thank him for his honesty. It goes without saying he will be missed and will certainly be welcome down the Shay anytime.”