Scott Barrow, the experienced Fylde centre, has decided to call time on his career in rugby, where he has excelled in both codes.
Barrow joined Fylde in the 2012-13 season, prior to which he won a number of honours.
He was a member of the St Helens RL team that won the grand final in 2,000 - in union he helped Leeds Carnegie to the Championship, as well as playing for Glasgow in the Heineken Cup,
Barrow said: “Since I made my debut at 16 for St Helens Rugby League club, rugby has been my life.
“I am thankful to Fylde for giving me the opportunity of work when I came out of full time rugby.
“I have been carrying quite a few knocks this year and I have not had a great season and I just feel I want to get into coaching as soon as I can.
“There is no time like the present and I just want to get my teeth stuck into it and get it under way.
“Not playing is something I will have to come to terms with slowly. I don’t think it will be easy.”
Fylde coach Mark Nelson paid Barrow a glowing tribute, saying: “He has made a massive contribution to the club in the period he has been here.
“We have made strides over the last two or three years and Scott has been fundamental to that.
“He is a quality player and a consummate professional, playing both codes at the top level.
“He will be missed.
“Scott brought a real amount of knowledge to the midfield and at the end of his career we were really glad to have had him at Fylde.”