Halifax Panthers player Shaun Robinson has today confirmed he is to retire from Rugby League with immediate effect to concentrate on his business and work commitments outside of the game.

The player had only recently signed a contract extension with the club but with a growing business away from the sport he felt now was the right time to hang up his boots and concentrate on life after Rugby League.

The tough try scoring winger joined Fax from Featherstone ahead of the 2019 campaign and his no-nonsense approach saw him established as consistent starter and a crowd favourite with the chant of “here’s to you shauny robinson.” ringing around the terraces on many occasions with the winger picking up 16 tries in 34 appearances for Fax.

The winger was renown for his flying finishes in the corner with speed to burn and was the ultimate professional on and off the field and will be missed by all at the club and in Rugby League.

The Oldham born winger started his career at his hometown club where he would stay for two seasons and has also represented, Oxford, Rochdale, Swinton, Featherstone and of course Halifax where he brings the curtain down on a career he can be proud of.

There will be many stand out moments for the Fax faithful to look back on including the heroics in reaching the Challenge Cup semi-final in 2019 as Fax fought bravely against the Super League champions St. Helens in a brutal encounter at the University Of Bolton Stadium with Shaun a stand out performer not least for his defensive efforts, metres made and big hits during the 80 mins.

Shaun Robinson on his decision to retire from the game,

“It’s a massive honour to have represented such a great club I want to thank everyone involved I have been thinking about retiring for a while now last year was always my last and having a taste of life without rugby and being fortunate my business has grown in the last 12months.”

“It’s been a tough decision but the time has come to hang up my boots I’m sure you will see me around at the shay when crowds are allowed back in, i wish all the lads the best.”

Simon Grix had nothing but respect for the players decision, 

“Shaun has been a valued member of the team with committed and brave performances in his time with us.”

“Like many people in wider society the last 12 months has had its ups and downs providing a new perspective and opportunity to reassess everything and anything.”

“Shaun’s business is going really well and he feels he no longer has the capacity to perform on all fronts. He has decided to focus his time on his family and his business. We respect that and thank him for his honesty. It goes without saying he will be missed and will certainly be welcome down the Shay anytime.”

Ian Croad added, 

“We all wish Shaun all the best for the future and he will always be welcome at the Shay.”


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