Ben Barba makes rugby league comeback

Ben Barba has made his rugby league comeback in Australia.

The former St Helens fullback starred for Mackay Cutters in the Kanaka Proud Cup against Rockhampton.

The open men’s coach Aaron Motto previously spoke about the day bringing families together in support of their heritage – something which Barba has always prided himself on.

“It’s always been an important part of the community, for the last four years, everyone gets to come out and represent their culture and their bloodlines,” Motto said to the Central Queensland Today.

“The Elders come out, there’s a good day of food and with the juniors this year it’s going to be good.

“Now that it’s gathered heaps of interest a lot of people outside [Central Queensland] are looking to play.

“Playing rugby league and playing big days like this brings families together and people together.”

Barba played in the number 7 shirt – a far cry away from his elusive fullback days in both Super League and the NRL.

Recently, the 32-year-old has been touted to make a sensational NRL comeback, with a train-and-trial deal the likeliest of outcomes.

Though that wouldn’t necessarily mean that Barba would be get his shot straightaway, with time spent in the feeder teams more likely, whilst the fact that both the NRL and RFL banned him in 2019 could work against him unless an agreement could be reached.
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Carol Dixon
Carol Dixon
10 months ago

I’m so pleased I enjoyed Ben barba when he played in the UK glad he’s back