FORMER Bulls prop Nick Scruton has announced his retirement from rugby league.

The 34-year-old joined Rovers from Wakefield in 2017 and helped them secure promotion back to Super League but has not played for them in 2019 because of a long-standing injury and has heeded medical advice.

He said: "Obviously it's pretty devastating, the thought of not ever playing rugby ever again.

"It's been a big part of my life for a long time and it will be hard to get head around. But it's for the best and on the surgeon's advice it was my time to call it quits."

Scruton made over 100 appearances for Bulls after joining them for the 2009 season from home-town club Leeds, whom he helped to two Super League titles and a World Club Challenge crown.

He enjoyed a standout season at Odsal in 2013, winning a host of player of the year awards after bouncing back from injury, before moving to Wakefield in 2014 when Bulls were in administration.

Meanwhile, former Leeds favourite Danny McGuire will become Hull KR's new head of recruitment when he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.

The appointment on a two-year contract rules the 36-year-old half-back out of a return to Headingley, where he was promised a job in retirement.

McGuire, an eight-time Super League Grand Final winner with his hometown club, will combine the newly-created role with coaching Rovers' half-backs as well as working in their commercial department.

"I'm really excited and looking forward to a new challenge," McGuire said. "I've only ever played rugby league so I'm excited for the next chapter in my life.

"I've been speaking to the club for a few months now. Since announcing my retirement I've been planning for the future and I've really enjoyed my time here. I was keen to stick around in a role and this one came around.

"Recruitment is going to be the main focus but I'm also going to be doing some work with the half-backs in coaching, the academy and the commercial department. It's a really rounded role."