Dewsbury Rams can confirm that hooker Sam Day has left the club to focus on a career outside of the sport.

Day, 25, made his debut for the Rams in 2017 on loan from Featherstone and signed a permanent deal the year later and has been an ever present figure for Dewsbury over the past five years.

The hooker leaves the club in order to focus on opportunities away from the sport.

“After 11 years working in my current job since I left school now is the time to move on to something new.

“The downside to this is that I will no longer be able to commit enough time to play semi-professional rugby anymore.

“I would like to thank Dewsbury Rams for the last five years. I have loved my time at the club and met some great people along the way and I am sad to be leaving.

“Unfortunately some things have to take priority but I will definitely be back down to watch as a fan this season.

“I also wanted to thank all the supporters for their support in anything I did over the years, I really do appreciate it and wish the team all the best for next year.

Head Coach Lee Greenwood added: “It is a shame to lose Sam but it is a part of the game at this level.

“He has been great for me since I have been here and is welcome back at the club any time.

“Sam is an extremely fit guy so if we run in to any problems next year he can expect a call!”

Everyone at the club wishes Sam all the best in his future endeavours.