Leon Pryce hangs up his boots

Former Great Britain International Leon Pryce has announced his retirement from rugby league at the age of 35.

The former Bradford and Hull stand-off returned to the Bulls this year and was appointed as captain following the club's reformation but has opted to hang up his boots with immediate effect after struggling with injuries.

"After playing rugby since a young boy I am finally done," Pryce said. "I wished to have one more year at Bradford but I just couldn't do it.

"It is tough playing in such a difficult league at my age. You have to be inprime physical condition to be at your best week in week out."

Pryce began his career with home-town club Bradford in 1998 and was Super League's young player of the year 12 months later.

His trophy cabinet also includes four Super League titles, five Challenge Cup victories and three World Club Challenge triumphs.

He is one of only three players in the modern era to win both the Harry Sunderland and Lance Todd Trophies and was in the last Great Britain team to beat Australia in Sydney in 2006.