Farrell and Grady set to leave Dewsbury

Joel Farrell is set to leave Rams.
Joel Farrell is set to leave Rams.

Second row or loose forward Joel Farrell and centre Shane Grady look set to leave Dewsbury Rams following the end of their Championship campaign.

Farrell was not involved in last Sunday’s Shield semi-final defeat at Bradford Bulls and had started in 11 games this season, while making a further nine appearances from the bench and scoring four tries.

Grady featured in 27 games, scoring seven tries and landing 12 goals, including three against the Bulls.

Jamaican international Farrell released a statement via his Twitter account thanking the Rams players, staff and supporters for his time during a three-year stint with the club.

Farrell said: “It has been a great three years with the club and I really have enjoyed it.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved with the club, especially Mark (Sawyer) and Glenn (Morrison)for giving me the opportunity to pull on a Rams shirt.

“The players have been the best set of lads I have had chance to play with and I have made some friends for life.

“The fans have been great, always loud and behind the boys.

“I’d like to wish the club, and everyone involved with it, the best for the future.”

Grady indicated his imminent departure by Tweeting: “Massive thanks to everyone at @DewsburyRams for the last three years! Really enjoyed my time there and never played with a better group of lads!”

Karl Pryce, who made three appearances for the Rams this season, has announced his retirement from professional rugby league.

The former Bradford Bulls and Wigan Warriors winger said: “I decided to retire a few months ago and help out on the coaching staff.

“To say I’ve had a few ups and downs throughout it all would be an understatement but I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing.

“I have been lucky to live two of my childhood dreams by playing for my home town team, Bradford, and playing for the team I always supported, Wigan.

“Equally, I have enjoyed my time at Gloucester, Harlequins and Dewsbury.”