Class of 2021 Retirees - Part 1
We salute the class of 2021 retirees and thank them for the outstanding entertainment and unforgettable memories they have give us over the years.
Bradford, Wakefield, Warrington
The sixth top try scorer in Super League history, powerful centre Atkins came through Bradford’s academy before making his name at Wakefield, debuting in 2006, before moving to Warrington in 2010 where he won three Challenge Cups and played in three Grand Finals.
Atkins returned for a second spell at Trinity in 2019 before bringing down the curtain on his career with York City Knights in 2021.
Super League career stats: 329 appearances, 186 tries
Wigan, Huddersfield, Widnes, Warrington, Salford
Brown burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager making a memorable debut for a patched-up Wigan side in a 24-22 victory over St Helens in 2003. Brown went on to become one of the most respected playmakers in the competition, captaining sides at both Huddersfield and Widnes before moving to Warrington in 2017.
Brown played in every major domestic final including two Challenge Cup Finals and a Grand Final. Brown was also an integral part of the England team that reached the 2017 World Cup final in Australia.
Super League career stats: 360 appearances, 122 tries
St Helens, Widnes, Huddersfield
Strong running forward who spent over a decade at his hometown club St Helens, before re-inventing himself as a relentless prop later in his career.
Moved to Bradford in 2015, before returning to Super League two years later with Huddersfield.
Clough finished his professional career this season with Widnes Vikings in the Championship.
Super League career stats: 256 appearances, 20 tries
London Broncos, Wigan
Born in Gravesend, Kent, Clubb is one of many success stories from the London Broncos academy, playing for the capital club between 2006 and 2013 before heading north to Wigan.
In eight seasons with the Warriors, he featured in their 2017 World Club Challenge and 2018 Grand Final wins, having undergone a career move from the three-quarters to front row.
Clubb claimed an enviable stat by becoming only the tenth player to score four tries in a game for England. His haul came against Papua New Guinea in the 2010 Four Nations.
Super League career stats: 296 appearances, 56 tries
Part two of our retirees feature will be coming shortly with another group of fantastic players who have lit up Super League during their careers.