Exclusive: Hull FC and Warrington were rejected by former England international

Rangi Chase Widnes

It may come as a surprise to the rugby league fan, but Hull FC and Warrington Wolves were both rejected by one former superstar.

That star was Rangi Chase.

Whilst he was at Castleford Tigers, Chase had the world at his feet, winning the Man of Steel in 2011.

By the end of 2013, however, the New Zealand-born maverick was ready to leave the Jungle for a new challenge.

And, though he joined Salford Red Devils, Chase has since revealed to Serious About Rugby League that he almost joined another Super League side.

“I was going to go to Hull FC, they put an offer in for me and I probably wish I had gone there instead of Salford, but these things happen for a reason and I am who I am today because of the choices I have made,” Chase said.

“There was always talk I was leaving Cas all the time but it was just all talk.

“When my contract was coming to an end Hull FC came in, Peter Gentle was the coach there and I knew him from Wests Tigers.”

And, after Chase was banned for two years, he was also approached by a former head coach.

“When my ban was coming up, Warrington head coach Steve Price contacted me as he had been the under-20s coach at St George when I was there – and he said he wanted me but I had already agreed terms with Doncaster chairman Carl Hall.

“I wasn’t going to play again but then Carl Hall at Doncaster talked me into playing but then Covid came and ruined our chances to get promoted.”

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