Hull KR captain Mick Vella to retire

Mick Vella
Vella's career lasted 13 years

Hull KR captain Mick Vella will retire at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old, who made 113 appearances for Rovers, won eight caps for Australia.

The prop forward told the Hull Daily Mail:external-link "The decision was made for me because I've not been offered a new contract, even though I had planned to play another year.

"I felt my body was good enough to play another year, but teams aren't willing to take a gamble on me."