FORMER Warrington Wolves prop Anthony England has been forced to retire due to injury.

The 34-year-old was preparing for another season in the Championship with Bradford Bulls but must now hang up his boots.

His move to The Wire for 2014 saw him make the jump into professional rugby league having played previously for Castleford, Gateshead, Dewsbury and Featherstone in the lower leagues.

He spent two seasons at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, making 39 appearances before joining Wakefield Trinity, with whom he spent four campaigns in Super League.

"We are obviously very saddened by the news Anthony has been forced to retire from the game due to injury problems and he will be a big loss to us," Bulls head coach John Kear told Bradford's official website.

"Ant is someone who I got to know well over the years as a person not just a player and he was a real warrior, he always put his body on the line.

"Even in the short time he was with us last year I think the Bradford supporters were impressed by what they saw and it is unfortunate that we could not see more of him in the red, amber and black.

"He has certainly left a legacy with our younger players in the squad who learned so much from him during his time with us.

"On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to wish Anthony the very best of luck in his retirement and thank him for his services at the Bradford Bulls."