Former Rhino Lunt announces retirement

Former Leeds Rhinos hooker Shaun Lunt has announced his retirement from the sport.

The 2012 Grand Final winner was due to play for Barrow this season after a year out due to the Covid 19 pandemic however he has now called time on his impressive career.

Lunt, heritage number 1396, spent the 2012 season on loan with the Rhinos from Huddersfield and was as key part in the Grand Final winning team before returning to the Claret and Gold colours in 2013 and a subsequent move to Hull KR. In total, Shaun made 23 appearances and scored nine tries in his first spell, crossing for a try on his debut against Catalans on 20th April 2012.

With the Rhinos fighting for their Super League lives in 2019, Lunt returned to Emerald Headingley from Hull KR for a brief spell to add some experience to the Leeds pack. He made six appearances and helped the Rhinos secure Super League status.

He moved to Batley last season, making a further six appearances before the season shutdown.

He began his career at Castleford before moving to Workington Town, where his talent caught the eye of Super League club Huddersfield. In six seasons with the Giants from 2009 he made over 100 Super League appearances and toured Australia and New Zealand with England in the 2010 Four Nations tournament.