Wigan Warriors can today confirm the decision of Kris Radlinski to retire from the game. As a result he will not be involved in the remaining games of the season.
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Kris originally made his decision back in March to retire due to a knee injury but after a period of rest decided to return to the club to try and help the side move up the Super League table. It had always been Kris's intention to hang up his boots at the end of the year.
Radlinski made his return in the home game against Catalans Dragons in June and has made six appearances in total (five starts and one off the bench recently at Leeds.) Since returning the side have won eight of their last nine games.
Speaking about the decision Kris said,
"It has been fantastic to play for my home-town club again, but now it's time to call it a day once and for all and this time there will be no turning back. I am glad to have played my part with the club winning some games. The knee just won't stand up to the training and matches so I have decided to finish playing. I have every confidence in the lads and the team spirit is magnificent. There is a strong belief in the club from top to bottom and I am proud to have been involved again.
"I have many happy memories of my time at Wigan, and these last couple of months will certainly be a part of them. At times it has been like winning a trophy. I will continue to support the team from the sidelines and I wish them well in the remaining three games."
Chairman Maurice Lindsay added,
"Kris has been an exceptional professional throughout his career at Wigan, and never more so than during the last couple of months when he unselfishly came out of retirement to help us without even being paid. He has been a great servant to this club and has shown true courage and character.His contribution has been immense. His timely defence in the game at Harlequins last month helped us win a very tight game, while he finished his career with a stunning win at Leeds, an achievement I feel sure he will remember for a very long time to come.”