Sean Penkywicz announces his immediate retirement
Rochdale Hornets captain Sean Penkywicz has announced his immediate retirement from the sport.
Penkywicz, 40, has made more than 400 appearances in a career spanning two decades.
The hooker started his career in Halifax, making his debut in 2000. He went on to play for Huddersfield, Leigh, Toronto and Workington before joining the Hornets ahead of the 2020 campaign.
His announcement follows less than two weeks after head coach Matt Calland left the Crown Oil Arena.
He earned four caps for Wales, having made his international debut in 2008.
Sean Penkywicz on retirement call
“I feel like it’s the right time to step away from the game.
“I have been very fortunate to have had a long and enjoyable career and would like to thank everyone who has helped make this possible.
“I loved my years at Hornets and I’m proud of the progress we’ve made – as a team – since I’ve been here.
“It’s an exciting group of players that I’m proud to have been part of. I’m sure the boys will continue to progress in the coming seasons.
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