In 2010, the then Wigan Warriors forward Chris Tuson went on loan to Blackpool Panthers and then Castleford Tigers.
It was at the latter where he made eight appearances, working under Castleford boss Terry Matterson and sharing the field with the mercurial Rangi Chase.
But, Tuson also explained how difficult it was to play alongside Chase because of his talent and off-the-cuff skill.
“You would try and run a line as a back-rower and it was so hard as he would skip over and even he didn’t know what he was doing,” Tuson told the Trot The Egg In podcast.
“He was something else on his day.”
That loan spell, sandwiched in between six seasons at his hometown club Wigan, was one which Tuson still has very fond memories of.
“It was different, not in a worse way, but it was fantastic.
“I would have definitely enjoyed a spell at Cas if it hadn’t have worked at Wigan.
“It was good to be around a different group of lads and a different set-up.”
After making 83 appearances for Wigan, eight for Castleford Tigers and 12 for Hull FC, Tuson retired in 2014 due to a recurring back injury at the age of just 26.
Since then, the Leyland-born forward has seemingly dropped off the radar, only for it now to be revealed that he has gone a different path altogether to rugby league.
Transitioning from sport – an intense and incredibly committed career – into the next path after that can often be extremely challenging.
But, Tuson’s story is one of hard work and dedication as he now finds himself as the Technical Account Manager of Pimberley – which describes itself as ‘the most powerful Product Information Management platform on the planet.”