Super League: Hull veteran Richard Horne to hang up boots at end of season

Last Updated: 31/07/14 5:24pm

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Richard Horne: In the final throes of playing career at Hull

Richard Horne: In the final throes of playing career at Hull

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Hull veteran Richard Horne will call time on his playing career at the end of the season and hopes to join the coaching staff.

The 32-year-old former Great Britain half-back made his debut for the Black and Whites in 1998 and has made over 300 appearances for his hometown club, but his transition into coaching is already underway with the club's U16s.

"I've been informed that I won't be offered a new deal next year so for me, I want to finish on a high," Horne told the Hull Daily Mail.

"It's been a great 16 years and I've enjoyed every minute of it, the highs and the lows, and it will be strange not to be turning up next year and being a part of it all.

"At the moment, I'm just contemplating my options of what I could do. I could stay here with the club in a coaching aspect.

"I'm still in talks with the club in what we're going to do. There hasn't been a final decision made yet. I'm just seeing how we go with the rest of the year."

Horne has been recalled to Lee Radford's team for Friday's clash with Super League leaders St Helens at the KC Stadium.

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