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Rugby union star came close to sensation rugby league move

Rugby union star Shaun Stevenson came very close to a move to rugby league going into 2023.

The pacey winger nearly joined the Dolphins in 2023 as they began their own NRL journey.

He even flew over and had a conversation with former England and Great Britain boss Wayne Bennett about the move.

“I actually flew over and saw him in his farm in Toowoomba and it was nice to have a conversation with him,” Stevenson told SENZ Breakfast.

“Yeah, it was good, I mean… seeing him in real life, it’s pretty confronting because you don’t know what to say because he’s Wayne Bennett.

“But it was a good conversation and he’s a really nice man and he was just talking about what Redcliffe looked like for me and whatnot.

“It was a cool conversation to have, and it was just nice to meet the guy and talk about league and whatnot at that point of my career so yeah, it was cool.”

He has yet to make a decision about his future:

“I’m quite happy just sitting back at the moment and playing some footy.

“I haven’t singed anywhere for next year so yeah, I’m just looking forward to the next few weeks and seeing what happens with that.

“Then I guess we’ll make some decisions around that soon, but yeah I guess (I’m) just focusing on the next few weeks and we’ll go from there.”

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