FORMER Bulls forward Jobe Murphy has retired from rugby league at Dewsbury due to increased work commitments.

The back-rower, who progressed through the ranks at Odsal, has struggled to make training in recent weeks and head coach Glenn Morrison has released the player from his contract with immediate effect.

Murphy, who made his first-team debut for Bradford at home to Castleford in February 2013, said: "I'm finding it impossible to meet training requirements and it wouldn't be right for me or the squad as a whole for that to continue."

Murphy played his first match for Dewsbury while on loan in 2013 before joining on a permanent basis and he made a total of 20 appearances for the club.

Meanwhile, Dewsbury are anxiously awaiting the results of an MRI scan after another ex-Bulls player – centre or winger Sam Wood – suffered a knee injury while at work.

The scan results will indicate the seriousness of the damage and when he is likely to be available to return to training.

Wood joined the Rams on a permanent basis ahead of the 2015 season after impressing during a dual-registration spell last year.

He was named on the bench for the opening-round win over Sheffield Eagles and has scored four tries in 12 appearances so far.