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Peacock Comes Out Of Retirement

Jamie Peacock

One-time Bradford Bulls forward will play for Hull KR until the end of the season.

Former Bradford Bulls legend Jamie Peacock is coming out of retirement.

The 38-year-old one time Great Britain captain has joined the Hull Kingston Rovers first team squad for training with immediate effect, with a view to playing for the Robins this season.

The club’s Head of Rugby brought the curtain down on a glittering career at the end of last year by helping Leeds Rhinos win the treble and has since transferred to an off-field role with Rovers where he oversees all matters concerning the performance department.

However, with an increasing injury list leaving the club short of numbers in the Super 8s Qualifiers, Peacock has confirmed he will now come out of retirement and play for Rovers until the end of the 2016 season.

Speaking to www.hullkr.co.uk, Peacock said: “I’ve been happily retired for almost a year now and bowing out in last season’s Grand Final with the Rhinos was the perfect way to bring my career to an end, but the time has come for me to put my boots on again.

“Although my family don’t quite understand it, this feels like the right decision and I’m looking forward to getting back out there as quickly as possible.

"Physically, it may take me some time to get back up to speed but I’ve been preparing as best I can and mentally I’m in a good place. I’m going to fully embrace the challenge and do all I can to help the team until the end of the season."

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