Warriors legend Richards to retire

Pat Richards celebrates the 2013 Grand Final victory
Pat Richards celebrates the 2013 Grand Final victory

Wigan Warriors Pat Richards has announced he is to retire at the end of the season.

The winger, who currently plays for Super League outfit Catalans Dragons, made 244 appearances during an seven-year spell at the DW Stadium, scoring just short of 2,500 points.

In total, he won two Challenge Cups with the Warriors and two Super League titles; his last appearance saw him scoring a try in the Grand Final victory over Warrington Wolves in 2013.

The 34-year-old Irish international began his career at Paramatta Eels in 2000 before signing for Wests Tigers in 2004.

He made the move to Wigan in 2006 before returning to Wests three years ago. He will end his career at French side Catalans, who he signed for this season.

During his 16-year-career the Australian-born star has scored more than 3000 points in nearly 400 appearances.

Pat Richards with his family at the 2013 Grand Final

Pat Richards with his family at the 2013 Grand Final

A simple message from Wigan on their social media accounts this morning read: “He came as a player. He left as a legend. Good luck in your retirement Pat Richards.”