Dewsbury Rams' Gareth Moore retires from rugby league

Gareth Moore in action for Dewsbury Rams against Halifax. PIC: Paul Butterfield.
Gareth Moore in action for Dewsbury Rams against Halifax. PIC: Paul Butterfield.
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Dewsbury Rams half-back Gareth Moore has decided to retire from rugby league at the age of 29.

Moore began his career with Leeds Rhinos in 2006 but struggled to secure a place in the first team before moving to Batley Bulldogs in 2010.

He also had spells with Wakefield Trinity, Featherstone Rovers and Halifax.

He spent one full season with Halifax in 2016 before leaving for Dewsbury Rams part way through the 2017 campaign.

The half-back has been with the Rams since, playing a pivotal role in their survival in the Championship during the 2017 season.

In 2018, Moore's campaign was marred by injury. He played just nine games for Dewsbury and has decided to quit the sport to focus on his career outside of rugby league.

“It comes with a deep heart that I have to retire from the game I have loved since I was four years old," said Moore.

“I have a fast-growing business which takes up all of my time, and the commitment of being a semi-professional rugby player isn’t easy while doing this.

"I’d like to thank all the clubs that I have played for and coaching staff that have had to put up with me along the way.

“I have met some great people and made some friends for life through the sport and this wasn’t an easy decision."