Cougars release 11 as Thackray retires

Keighley have announced the release of 11 players, including the retiring Jamie Thackray, following the end of the 2019 season.

Another player, Matty Nicholson, has joined the club’s coaching staff after being unable to obtain medical clearance following a concussion injury.

Josh Lynam and Louis Sheriff have been offered contracts for next season but are yet to sign.

Thackray retires following a career that saw him earn representative honours with Great Britain and win a Challenge Cup with Hull FC.

Also hanging up the boots is Mark Barlow, who has enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional player.

The released players are Mark Barlow, Jordan Cella, Chris Cullimore, Davey Dixon, Billy Gaylor, Harvey Hallas, Dom Horn, Jordan Parry, Jamie Thackray, David Weetman and Alex Williams.