Mark Kheirallah is one of the best fullbacks to watch in the Championship and that would be true if he was in Super League.
A legend at Toulouse Olympique, the only reason he left the French side after helping them to promotion in 2021, was because of the French rules about vaccines following the pandemic.
This resulted in him joining Featherstone Rovers in what was a major signing for the Rovers.
However, his season ended early with a nasty injury which didn’t help the Rovers’ hopes of promotion as they went on to be stunned in the semi-finals against Batley Bulldogs.
Now there’s a new coach at the helm as Sean Long replaced ex-Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott and has made some exciting signings like former Wigan Warriors centre Chris Hankinson.
However, he will also be pleased to see Kheirallah is nearly back to training on the field and is running again as he revealed on Instagram.
He gave this update alongside a video of his running for the first time: “18 weeks of lead up for this moment, felt so strange and exciting at the same time.
“This machine allows me to run on a percentage of my body weight. Here was only 60%. Going to build up to 90% over the next three weeks and then we’re back on the field.”
He will have to compete with Brandon Pickersgill and new signing from Leigh Leopards Caleb Aekins for the fullback spot.