Halifax Panthers hooker Kyle Wood has announced that he will retire from rugby league following the conclusion of the 2023 season.

Wood will call time on a 16 year professional career that saw him make 364 first team appearances. The former Wakefield, Huddersfield and Castleford star began his career with Doncaster back in 2008 before also enjoying spells with Sheffield and Batley in the Championship.

But he will hang up his boots immediately after the end of the 2023 season.

“I feel that the time is right to call time on my Professional rugby career”, said Wood. “I’m so grateful for the memories and the life rugby has given me. I’ve been able to live the dream I had as a little boy.”

“I want to thank all the clubs for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love. Also I want to thank everybody that has helped with my Rugby League career. To the coaches, staff and players Ive played with – you’ve made everyday a joy to be there. I’ve made some mates for life.”

“Most of all, I want to thank my family, wife and kids for their support especially over these past two years with the transition to life a way from rugby. (I’ve had lots of grumpy days) 😂.”

“Lastly I would like to thank the fans from all the clubs I’ve played with. I hope you can support me one last time when I play in my Testimonial Match in January (Wakefield Trinity vs Halifax Panthers)

“To the Halifax boys, let’s finish this season on a high. Thank you.”

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