Wakefield Wildcats forward Anderson calls it quits

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' Australian forward Scott Anderson is to retire at the end of this season.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Catalan Dragons. Wakefield's Scott anderson runs into Catalan's Remi Casty. 6thMarch 2016. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

The 30-year-old has made 44 appearances since joining Trinity from Brisbane Broncos in 2014.

Anderson was sidelined for two months with a back problem before making his comeback against Castleford Tigers last week.

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He will be available for Wildcats’ final three games of the season, but then plans to return to Australia.

He said: “It has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make but it is the right time for me to retire.

“I have had a few injuries these past couple of years which have set me back and it is time I listen to what my body is telling me.

“Rugby has been part of my life since I was seven years old and I haven’t really known anything else. It is going to be a big void in my life.”

He added: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Wakefield. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, it is a great club with some fantastic supporters and I wish them all the best for next season.

“I am looking forward to going back home and spending some time with my family before I start looking for work.”