Cheyse Blair has now returned to Castleford ahead of the 2022 Super League season.
Blair signed for Castleford Tigers midway through the 2019 season on a three-and-a-half-year deal from NRL side Melbourne Storm.
Though struggling for that form in that time, the centre/second-rower still has another year on his current deal, but travelled home to Australia to visit his family.
Due to increasing COVID-19 problems, Blair has had to keep up a strict training regime within the confines of his hotel room.
The 29-year-old has scored eight tries in 37 appearances for the Tigers since making the move, and, with almost 100 NRL appearances under his belt, the Castleford faithful will be hoping for a mammoth contribution under incoming head coach Lee Radford.
Going halfway across the world to then sit in a hotel room for two weeks is no easy feat, but Blair managed to keep up with a fitness regime whilst confined to a small room.
Radford has made eight signings in his new Castleford revolution as the Tigers get ready for a different era. The likes of Kenny Edwards, Jake Mamo and Joe Westerman have all passed through the Jungle doors ahead of the 2022 season.