Huddersfield Giants prop Stuart Fielden announces retirement

Stuart Fielden

Huddersfield Giants prop Stuart Fielden has announced his retirement because of a knee infection.

The 33-year-old joined on a two-year deal before the start of the season but has made just nine league appearances.

No player in the Super League era has transferred for more than the fee of around £450,000 that Wigan paid Bradford for him in 2006.

The former Great Britain international will now join Paul Anderson's coaching staff.

"I said I came here to win things and that remains my aim. The club have been superb with me and this freak infection is just typical of the luck of I have had for a while now," Fielden, who missed 18 months of action towards the back end of his time with the Warriors, told the club website.

"We have explored every avenue possible and I have trained constantly to get back on the field but it's not going to be so I have to move on and work off the field to help us achieve."