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Huddersfield Giants' Stuart Fielden Retires From Game

Giants and former Great Britain prop forward Stuart Fielden has announced his retirement from the game.

The 33 year old is suffering with a persistent knee infection that has forced him to end his career.

He'll will remain at the Giants as part of Paul Anderson’s coaching team for this and next season.

Stuart spoke of his sadness at the way things had worked out for him at Huddersfield: "I said I came here to win things and that remains my aim. The club have been superb with me and this freak infection is just typical of the luck of I have had for a while now.

"We have explored every avenue possible and I have trained constantly to get back on the field but it's not going to be so I have to move on and work off the field to help us achieve.

"I am grateful of the opportunity Paul (Anderson) has given me and having got over the shock of the knee ruling me out I’m now excited about the next chapter in my career.

Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson added: "I have had the pleasure in playing with, against and coaching Stuart and throughout his career he has been the ultimate professional.

"The news is disappointing for all concerned but it’s a credit to Stuart’s professionalism the way he has accepted the decision and he’s now fully focused on his new coaching role.

"He is a great addition to the Giants coaching team as he is a Super League legend with such a decorated medal cabinet and his experience will be invaluable going forward.

 

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