Former Warrington star wants rugby league return

Former Warrington and South Sydney halfback Chris Sandow has revealed he wants to return to rugby league.

The mercurial number 7 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. His final game for the Wire was defeat to Wigan in the Super League Grand Final. It wasn’t the best year for Sandow as he also lost the Challenge Cup Final to Hull FC.

He then returned to Australia in the lower divisions but insists he’s ready to return to rugby league after three years out.

Sandow has said he would jump at the chance to play again for just $150,000 or £80,000 should he decide to return to Super League. However, it does seem more likely that he’ll be plying his trade in the NRL should he make his long awaited return to the sport.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie he was keen to stress that he still had the necessary qualities to succeed in the sport: “I’ve still got something to offer and I’ve still got something to prove to myself. I just want that opportunity. A chance, that’s all I want. No club would regret it, no chance.

“There are things you just don’t lose – skill and knowledge. I could offer those to a lot of young guys who are a bit lost.”

He even talked about the style of rugby he’d like to play: “I want to play unstructured footy because it’s too structured now. Once I do a full pre-season then it’s game over, I can let my footy do the talking.

“I found a lot of people don’t really watch the NRL these days because I’ve not played for many years.

“Once I’m happy – and you’ve seen me play — I play the best footy out there, I guess.”