Former Leeds, Hull and Castleford fullback eyeing rugby league return

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Former Leeds, Hull, Castleford and Wakefield utility back Jordan Tansey is eyeing up a contract for 2020, according to Total Rugby League.

The 32-year-old featured for Yorkshire Legends in last week’s War of the Roses clash at Headingley, with his last professional appearance coming for Workington in 2018.

He has also had spells with Huddersfield, York, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Crusaders, NRL side Sydney Roosters and Racing Club Lescure-Arthès XIII in France.

He is now, however, looking to return to the game at semi-pro level next season, with one-off games like last week’s only whetting his appetite to get back.

“It was good, I’d only played for Yorkshire at the younger age-groups, so it was good to finally get the chance to play for the actual Yorkshire team, even though it was the legends game,” he told Total Rugby League.

Tansey played for 12 clubs throughout his career, including Castleford.

“Playing on the same pitch as the likes of Martin Offiah, Jason Robinson and Gary Connolly was a massive experience for me.

“Playing in the game made me realise that I’ve got a few years left in me, to be honest, especially because I gave up so early.

“I’m wanting to get back for November and get back fit and when pre-season starts, hopefully I’ll be in half-decent shape.

“I’ve just been working, back to reality, working up on the roofs doing roofing at the moment. It’s made me realise that I still want to play. I think I can still do a job in the League 1 and the Championship, and I’ll still be based in Leeds, but I’m willing to travel.

“I’ve played in France and Australia for a while, but I had to move back because I had a young family, I’d certainly be open to all offers.”

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