Adrian Morley: Prop proud to finish career with Leeds appearance

Adrian Morley
Adrian Morley started his professional career with Leeds Rhinos in 1995

Retiring prop Adrian Morley says he is proud to be finishing his career with a guest appearance for first club Leeds.

Morley, 38, is playing for the Rhinos against New Zealand in their warm-up for the Test series with England.

"When I got the phone call I was very excited to finish my career where I started it and it's something I'm proud of," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"It's against New Zealand, who were the first team I played against with Great Britain, so it feels very fitting."

He added: "I had six years here and got on great with all the fans. I've had a few boos since coming back and representing other teams but hopefully I get a good reception on Friday.

"The atmosphere that Headingley generates on a Friday night, there is no place like it in rugby league."

Morley, who made his final competitive appearance for Salford against Hull KR last month, made 173 Super League appearances for four clubs in addition to 30 Great Britain caps and 23 England outings.

He is now moving into an ambassador role with the Red Devils but admits he will miss playing.

"I'm going to miss everything about the sport I love," he said.

"I know it is the right time to call it a day after 20 years in the business and now it's time for these young lads to take over and shine."

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