Ex-Warrington Wolves halfback Chris Sandow has found a shock new club.
Just over half a year ago, the diminutive halfback had talked about resurrecting his NRL career, however, that looks to be dead and buried as Sandow is instead set for a move over 700km north of Sydney to play in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition.
His new team: Casino RSM Cougars – a far cry away from his former NRL clubs South Sydney Rabbitohs and Parramatta Eels of old.
Casino RSM Cougars head coach Jamie Dowse was responsible for recruiting Sandow to the Norths Devils when he was CEO in 2017 – the year after the halfback had left Warrington Wolves.
“We want to see a packed ground in Casino and Chris would be a drawcard,” Dowse told the Daily Telegraph.
“(If we sign him) he will bring experience on the field and provide a lot to the younger blokes as well.”
The mercurial halfback hasn’t played rugby league since 2018 and last played at the highest level in 2016 as his stint at Warrington came to an end.
Sandow lost both major finals for the Wolves in 2016, with a Challenge Cup loss to Hull FC and a Grand Final defeat to the Wigan Warriors.