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Bradford Bulls winger Marcus Bai has today announced his retirement from the game. Marcus joined the Bulls at the start of Super League XI after spending the previous two seasons with Leeds Rhinos. He had initially agreed a new one year contract extension at the Grattan Stadium but has now decided to retire.
He made an immediate impact with the Bulls, scoring two tries on his debut against Wests Tigers and in doing so became the only player to win three World Club Challenge medals with three different clubs. In all he made 26 appearances for the Bulls and scored 12 tries.
Bulls Coach Steve McNamara said today.
?It?s a blow. Marcus has been fantastic since he?s been at the club both on and off the field. We really missed his presence when he was out for big chunks of the season. He scores tries, creates opportunities and does a lot of hard work so we will miss him but he?s been honest with us. His wife has just had a baby and he didn?t feel his body would stand another season after giving everything due consideration.
It does leave us in a tricky situation but we?ll monitor things and see where we go from here. It?s going to give somebody else an opportunity and we still have a very strong squad.?