15th October 2018, 08:00 | toronto_wolfpack

Cory Paterson retires from Rugby League

Cory Paterson retires from Rugby League

Toronto Wolfpack star Cory Paterson has retired from Rugby League after a 13-year career in which he has played for Newcastle Knights, North Queensland Cowboys, Hull KR, Wests Tigers, Salford Red Devils, Leigh Centurions and most recently Toronto. 

Paterson helped Toronto win the League Leaders' Shield and qualify for the Million Pound Game before losing out on promotion to London Broncos. 

Paterson had a brief stint out of Rugby League while he pursued a career in boxing before coming to League whilst maintaining his ambition as an actor. 

Paterson tweeted earlier: "It's been a dream come true to play the sport I love professionally for the last 13 years but it's time for me to hang the boots up. 

"I want to thank my family for all there efforts and sacrifices when I was a kid. My coach and team staff for their help and guidance. 

 

"My teammates who have made this journey so special both on and off the field. All the fans who have supported me through good times and bad. 

"Last but not least my wife Sarah and my kids. Thanks for always believing in me and allowing me to live my dream. 

"Thank you for all the sacrifices you've made and thank you for being my number one fans. 

"It's been a fun ride."