Jamaica international and former Bradford forward Ross Peltier announces retirement

Ross Peltier. PA Images Credit: Alamy
Ross Peltier. PA Images Credit: Alamy

Jamaica international and former Bradford Bulls prop forward Ross Peltier has announced his retirement from the sport, aged 30.

Peltier announced his decision via social media on Tuesday, having made more than 130 career appearances since his debut in 2013.

He began his career at Keighley, before joining boyhood club Bradford ahead of the 2017 season. He made more than 60 appearances for the Odsal Stadium side, before linking up with Doncaster in 2020 in League 1.

His final year in the sport came at Dewsbury, while also featuring on loan at Hunslet.

Peltier won 11 caps for Jamaica, and was a part of the side that qualified for their first-ever World Cup, before representing them at the delayed 2021 tournament in England.

He featured in their opening game against Ireland in the 38-2 defeat at Headingley Stadium.

Ross Peltier announces retirement decision

Peltier posted on social media: “I’ve finally decided to call time on playing rugby league. Since playing my first game at 12, I’ve achieved way more than I could have ever imagined.

“As a kid from Bradford, all I ever wanted to do was play for the Bulls and I had the best three years of my career doing that. From playing in Jamaica’s first World Cup qualifier to then the first World Cup game, dreams really were achieved.

“The game has given me so much. I’ve made friends for life and even some I consider brothers. But now it’s time to focus on my family.”

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