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Ex-Super League winger still playing at 34 as he makes yet another move

Patrick Ah Van arrived in Super League ahead of the 2011 campaign with plenty of expectation on the goal kicking winger.

Powerful like a certain Lesley Vainikolo, many Bradford fans hoped he would be the heir to their previous wrecking ball on the wing as he joined from New Zealand Warriors having scored 16 tries in 54 games.

He made an instant impact in the opening game at the Magic Weekend with an intercept try against Leeds but after 12 tries and 97 goals in 28 games he joined Widnes in 2012 where he spent seven seasons scoring 91 tries in 118 games helping Widnes make it to the play-offs in 2014.

However, he couldn’t prevent relegation in 2018.

It was at this point he went back and forth between French rugby league, rugby union with Sale Sharks and Widnes prior to joining North Wales Crusaders in League 1.

The Samoan will again be in the Betfred League 1 next season as he continues his career despite being 34 years old.

This comes as he signs a one-year deal with Oldham for 2023 taking his career into its 18th season.

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