Jamie Peacock has admitted ahead of his final appearance at Headingley on Friday: I could have gone around again.
The legendary Super League forward will retire after this season’s play-offs and take up a new role off the field at Hull Kingston Rovers, bringing the curtain down on one of the most trophy-laden careers in history.
And Peacock, speaking after being inducted into the Super League Dream Team for a record-breaking 11th time, says he knows he could have played another year, but he’s happy with his decision to retire.
“I could go around again – I don’t think there’s any question about that. I know for sure I could go around again. I know what works for me and I can’t see me being 38 being any different to me being 37,” he said.
“It has gone through my mind, but I want to finish this year and move onto a new challenge.
“I’m choosing to retire and I’m pleased about that. I’d love to go out on a high, but there’s three other teams standing in our way.
“I’ll be doing everything in my power (on Friday) to make sure we get to Old Trafford and have a crack at doing that again.”