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Ryan Hinchcliffe has made 22 Super League appearances for Huddersfield Giants this season

Huddersfield Giants forward Ryan Hinchcliffe will retire at the end of the season and return to Australia, the Super League club have announced.

The 33-year-old joined Huddersfield from National Rugby League (NRL) side Melbourne Storm in 2016.

He has made 86 appearances for the Giants, scoring 12 tries for the club.

“He’s one of those guys that lead by example on and off the field and he’s certainly going to be a loss for us next year,” boss Simon Woolford said.