Grant Millington hung up his boots on a Castleford Tigers legend at the end of the 2021 Super League season.
Since joining Castleford for the 2012 season from Canterbury Bulldogs, Millington has made over 240 appearances for the Tigers and holds the record for the most appearances made by a foreign player for the club’s squad. .
In his more than ten years with the Tigers, Millington helped Castleford to Wembley twice, reach the Grand Final at Old Trafford and lift the shield at League leaders in 2017. the year he was named in the Super League dream team.
That year, according to Millington, was his favorite of his career.
“I would say the whole 2017 season was my favorite,” Millington told Serious About Rugby League.
“Obviously we failed at the last hurdle, but I’m proud of what we achieved.
“A short time before, we were happy if we didn’t come last and we built a top-notch team and culture.”
A talented striker who is adept with the ball in hand, as demonstrated when he came on as a substitute at full-back, the 35-year-old was adored by team-mates and supporters on the Jungle terraces for his constant efforts shown on the field.
Off the pitch, the raging Australian had been a fantastic member of the Castleford community, with countless player appearances and helping out with local charity fundraising efforts.
But Millington has also revealed he will not be giving up rugby league altogether in 2022.
“I will be playing for the Western Suburbs Red Devils in the Wollongong competition,” Millington told Serious About Rugby League.
“It’s a great local club, coach Pete McLeod and I seem to have a similar playing philosophy so I’m really looking forward to it!”