Hull KR winger Justin Carney has decided to return to Australia at the end of the Super League season, the club has announced. The former Castleford Tigers and Salford Red Devils star has rejected a new deal in order to end his six-year stay in England.
Carney’s current deal expires at the end of the campaign and he has decided to be closer to his family in Australia.
The 30-year-old has decided to retire from the sport but may stay involved in some capacity.
Confirming the news, a statement on Hull KR’s Twitter account read: “Justin will return home and give back to the country communities that gave him so much at the start of his career.
“(He) admits he’s had a lot of offers of various employment and could stay in the sport at some level, but his priority is to be closer to his kids.
“He’s planning to retire from pro rugby league and return home to be closer to family. (He) says he’s enjoyed most of his career, but the time is right to step down and leave it to young, hungry guys like Will Oakes and Elliot Wallis with international potential.
“We’ll be sad to see him go but understand his reasons for departing the club. He’s determined to end on a high over these next four weeks.”