Priim confirms retirement

Priim confirms retirement

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Leeds Rhinos forward Danika Priim has announced her retirement from the game at the age of 37.

She has been with the Rhinos since their formation in 2018. Before then, she played for Leeds-based side Stanningley and was part of the Bradford side that claimed the treble in 2017. She initially played rugby union prior to coming over to league in 2015.

On top of that, she went on to represent England at the World Cup and was also part of the Rhinos side that lifted a league and cup double in 2019.

Reacting to the news, Priim said: “I have had a wicked Rugby League career and I think finishing playing in a Grand Final at Emerald Headingley in front of a record crowd is the best way to bow out. 

“There are a combination of things that have influenced my decision, I’m getting older, I have other commitments so I can’t commit to the team as much as I need to any more.

“The game is growing massively and the level of fitness and the level of skill is unbelievable and where the game is going to be next season or the season after is going to be incredible and I can’t commit to that as much as I want to do because of my work and things like that. 

“There is a talented young bunch of girls coming through and if I have had any kind of influence over how they play or what they do in the seasons to come that is good enough for me.  I think you when your time is to retire and I want to bow out playing in a Grand Final.”

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