York RLFC Half-Back Richie Myler Retires After 18-Season Career

York RLFC Confirm Retirement of Half-Back Richie Myler

In a surprising announcement, York RLFC have confirmed the immediate retirement of experienced half-back Richie Myler. The 33-year-old, who has represented both England and Ireland at the international level, has decided to call time on his illustrious 18-season professional career following a long-term elbow injury.

In a statement released by the club, York RLFC Chairman Clint Goodchild expressed his gratitude for Myler’s contributions, stating:

“York RLFC would like to thank Richie for his time and efforts at the Club, and we wish him nothing but the best in his post-playing career.”

Myler’s retirement comes just days after news surfaced of his potential link to the Director of Rugby role at Hull FC, as the club undergoes a reshuffle following the departure of Tony Smith. Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson had previously revealed that the incoming Director would be tasked with identifying “the next coach and indeed some interim players for us for this year.”

Over the course of his career, Richie Myler made a total of 401 appearances, scoring 208 tries while representing Widnes Vikings, Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves, Catalans Dragons, Leeds Rhinos, and York Knights. His trophy cabinet includes a 2011 League Leaders’ Shield and two Challenge Cup wins, in 2012 and 2020, with the latter earning him the prestigious Lance Todd Trophy.

The news of Myler’s retirement will undoubtedly be a significant loss for York RLFC, as they navigate the remainder of the RFL Championship season. However, the club has expressed its appreciation for the player’s contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

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