Sandow talks about potential UK move
Former Warrington Wolves star Chris Sandow believes that he will end up in the Super League next season.
This isn’t the first time he has said this but the one thing that might have been missed in his previous statement was that he doesn’t actually have a deal in place just yet. Whilst he has said he will be back, no club has actually confirmed a contract with the controversial half-back.
That hasn’t stopped Sandow from explaining in a recent interview with Nothing But League that he simply expects to land a Super League deal after stating he wants to come back.
Sandow starred at times for Warrington during his stay from 2015 to 2016 but he left in acrimonious circumstances after not turning up for pre-season training. He later cited a death in his family as a reason for leaving his contract one-year early. Now the 29-year-old insists he is ready to make up for lost time.
“I don’t think I have to say anything to any clubs to convince them to bring me over. I know I will be back in 2019,” Sandow told Nothing But League.
“We all know what I can do on the field. There’s no doubting that my problems have been off the field but I’m over that now and ready to move on.”
Leeds’ quintet return to action
Leeds Rhinos have been handed timely injury boosts as they push for the top eight with the return of five players for their clash with Wakefield Trinity on Friday night.
Ash Handley, Carl Ablett, Mitch Garbutt, Brad Dwyer and Cameron Smith are all available after injuries, while Anthony Mullally, Jordan Lilley and Brett Delaney all miss out.
The Rhinos have been struggling in the last few months due to injuries, something which has seen them below-par in the league.
Leeds are two points adrift of eighth-placed Huddersfield Giants with three games left before the league split.
Clare eyes Castleford full-back role
James Clare is eyeing up the vacant Castleford full-back role after injuries in the camp have forced Quentin Laulu-Togage’e to switch into the halves.
Jamie Ellis is due to be sidelined and with Luke Gale and Ben Roberts also out of action, Castleford boss Daryl Powell has hinted at the possibility of Clare moving back to the number one role.
“At full-back you’re going to get your hands on the ball a lot and a lot of exciting things are going to happen,” Clare told the Pontefract and Castleford Express. “I’d love to get a couple of minutes out there doing that on Friday and I really do enjoy playing full-back. Back in the Academy I played there quite a lot.”