Brett Finch
Considering retirement instead of NRL return

Homeward-bound half Brett Finch has sensationally foreshadowed an end to his playing career despite returning to Australia next season.

While Finch has been linked to several NRL clubs since announcing earlier this month this would be his last season with Wigan, the 30-year-old last night revealed to The Daily Telegraph he was considering early retirement.

Finch has performed strongly for Wigan in the Super League since joining them from Melbourne on a two-year deal for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

When he indicated he would not be extending his contract, it was widely assumed he would be joining former Wigan coach Michael Maguire at South Sydney next year.

That has since been denied.

There has also been speculation that the Dragons – which Finch’s father Robert is now football manager – and even his old club Melbourne were interested in signing him again. Finch’s manager Steve Gillis denied any negotiations had taken place.

“It could be months before we make a decision, despite all the speculation,” Gillis said.

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