Luke Dorn to retire at the end of the season

Castleford Tigers hat trick hero Luke Dorn has announced his plan to retire at the end of the Super League season.

The 33-year-old revealed his plans to call it a day this morning having scored three tries in last night’s 52-12 thumping of Leeds Rhinos.

 

Dorn started his career in the NRL with spells at Northern Eagles, Manly Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters before travelling to England to play for the London Broncos at the age of 22.

He featured in the Castleford side that made it to the Challenge Cup Final in 2014 as well as scoring 10 tries in 14 games in an injury plagued 2015 campaign for the Australian.

Dorn has spoken to the Castleford Tigers website about his decision and his time at the club.

He said: “It will be with a heavy heart when I finish here, but it’s a great club I am finishing at, and I’m really excited that my last game will be for this great club.”

He added: “It’s a completely different club from when I was here the first time, and I think we’ve all played a part in where the club is at now. I think leaving at the end of this year, I’ll be leaving this club in a good place.”

The full back has made more appearances for a British Club than any other foreign player with 250 and counting.

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell also spoke to the club website: “He’s probably been the best attacking full back in Super League when he’s been fit over the past couple of years, he’s a real threat, and I’m hoping he’ll continue to do that for the remainder of his time here this season to help us achieve what we want.”

Dorn will now be hoping to end his career in England on a high with the Tigers already in the quarter final of the Challenge Cup.

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