26 Nov 2021

Lewis Tierney announces retirement

Lewis Tierney announces retirement

Lewis Tierney has announced his decision to retire from Rugby League.

Tierney came through the ranks at Wigan Warriors before breaking into the First Team in 2013 and going on to lift the Betfred Super League and World Club Challenge with the Warriors. 

In 2017, the winger would join Catalans on loan helping them survive in the Million Pound Game before being a part of the historic Challenge Cup winning side in 2018. Tierney spent his final season with Leigh Centurions. 

The 27-year-old also represented Scotland, including at the 2016 Four Nations scoring in the memorable draw with New Zealand in Workington.

On the decision, Tierney said: “Unfortunately over the past few years I’ve been dealing with different injuries and this year it’s finally come to a head. 

“The specialists said my chances of returning to the pitch after the operation I need is very slim. It’s been a tough few years trying to get on the pitch but this year has proved most difficult for me physically and mentally. 

“I’ve decided that I need to put my health and happiness first for once and retire from Rugby. My whole life has revolved around this great sport so being told you won’t play again is every players worst nightmare and a day I never thought I personally would see. 

“But now the day has finally come and I’m getting stuck into my other business ventures I honestly couldn’t be happier in my decision to retire and move onto my next chapter.”