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Smith returns to rugby

Former Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and Leigh outside back Lee Smith is set to make a return to rugby – with Union side Yorkshire Carnegie.

The 33-year-old last played professionally with the Bulls in 2018, after a glittering career which included three Super League titles between 2007-2009 and England squad selection in 2008.

He is no stranger to the 15-aside game, though, having had spells with London Wasps and Newcastle Falcons throughout his career.

He will now link up with Carnegie for the new Championship season this Autumn and will become one of only a few players to play both League and Union on the famous Headingley turf.

He will be joined at Yorkshire by another fellow league player, in former Bradford teammate Callum Bustin.

The London-born prop has spent the past two seasons with the Bulls, making 30 appearances, but will now also switch codes.

Hull KR winger Ryan Shaw is also expected to be confirmed as a Yorkshire Carnegie player in the near future, after leaving the Robins.

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