Hull FC star hangs up boots
Hull FC winger Fetuli Talanoa has announced his retirement with immediate effect after losing his battle against injuries.
The 31-year-old has had a troubled time on the injury front over the last six months and hoped his problems were behind him after recovering from a knee injury picked up in pre-season.
However his hopes of making a return to first-team action suffered a setback when he picked up a wrist injury in the reserves, and he has opted to hang up his boots after being told it would take another three months to recover.
"This has been the hardest decision for me and my family but the timing now feels right for our journey to come to an end," Talanoa said after making the decision.
"Injuries have been taking their toll and it has come to a point where I would like to put my family first and take them home closer to our friends and relatives in Australia.
"I have really enjoyed my time here at Hull. The club and the city has felt like home for us from the very beginning and I will always look back with very fond memories."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.