Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook will name time on an 18-year rugby league profession on the finish of the 2023 Tremendous League season; you’ll be able to watch all of the thrilling climax to the Tremendous League play-off race on Sky Sports activities on September 22
Final Up to date: 20/09/23 7:00pm
St Helens have introduced that Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook will retire from rugby league on the finish of the 2023 Tremendous League season, switching to a profession within the hearth and rescue service.
McCarthy-Scarsbrook has performed for the Saints since 2011, his 13 seasons in Merseyside making up the vast majority of a glittering 18-year profession.
After beginning his profession in his metropolis of beginning, London, with the aspect then generally known as Harlequins he joined Hull FC below 21s, his Tremendous League debut then coming in 2006.
Throughout his time at St Helens, McCarthy-Scarsbrook received 4 League Leaders’ Shields, a Problem Cup, the World Membership Problem and 5 Tremendous League titles and has made 369 appearances so up to now, scoring 63 tries.
On his determination to retire, McCarthy-Scarsbrook stated: “It has been within the pipeline for a very long time, my physique is screaming at me saying ‘time to retire’ I believe.
“I’ve advised the boys and other people exterior of the game like my buddies that I used to be going to retire this 12 months and asserting it now. It is a huge step ahead into the true world, I am trying ahead to it.
“Fortunately sufficient I obtained accepted onto the Merseyside Fireplace & Rescue Service, I will be a fireman. That begins in June subsequent 12 months, so I’ll go on a 15-week course and try this. I am unable to see myself in an workplace, I do not suppose anybody desires me in an workplace. So I will attempt to be a fireman.
“I am unable to take 4 youngsters down south, it might be a nightmare to maintain monitor of them… We’ll be staying up right here I believe, all my youngsters are born up right here and it is my dwelling now and it is the place I see me staying for a very long time.
“I want to say thanks in your assist, and to all ones who caught down the biscuit aisle down in Tesco or ALDI, thanks for holding it below wraps.
“They have been wonderful, they have been by means of turbulent instances as effectively and so they have had a pleasant little bit of glory over the previous couple of years.
“Hopefully, lengthy might it proceed, and lengthy it would proceed once I’ve left and everybody else has left. Thanks for all of your assist and type needs, however I will in all probability see you down at a pub someplace, in order that’ll be alright.”
Head coach Paul Wellens paid tribute to his former teammate’s stellar profession, saying: “Louie is somebody who brings a lot to the atmosphere, each on and off the sphere and he’s going to be actually missed.
“He has an actual capability to lighten the temper and maintain the enjoyable ingredient in coaching, even when it is critical – it is not straightforward to do, however Louie’s mastered it.
“I could not have loved being round anyone extra since he got here by means of the door. I beloved enjoying alongside him, and it has been equally fulfilling to teach him and have Louie as a participant working for us.
“I maintain him within the highest regard as a participant, he’s an excellent particular person and a lot enjoyable to be round, we won’t thank him sufficient for his contribution to the Membership through the years – he will be missed.”
McCarthy-Scarsbrook is ready to function for St Helens in an exhilarating climax to the 2023 common season with an unprecedented Friday evening of Rugby League motion on Sky Sports activities with all six Spherical 27 fixtures being performed on September 22.
Leigh Leopards vs Wigan Warriors will lead the protection and all matches will kick-off at 8pm BST.
Along with full match protection of 1 sport, there may also have cameras and reporters in any respect fixtures that stand an opportunity of affecting the form of the play-offs, that means viewers will not miss a factor on Friday evening.
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September 22, 2023, 7:00pm
Watch the conclusion of the 2023 Betfred Tremendous League season, together with the play-offs and Grand Remaining, reside on Sky Sports activities. Also stream on NOW.