When Chris Sandow was linked with a potential return to rugby league last week, it came as quite a shock for much of the sport’s fraternity.
The former Warrington Wolves halfback had stated in the summer that he had wanted to make his NRL comeback following a number of years on the periphery.
But, that speculation went quiet – until very recently when he was said to be hunting a train-and-trial contract in order to kickstart his rugby league career once more, according to Sky Sports.
The mercurial halfback 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.
Sandow lost both major finals for the Wolves in 2016, with a Challenge Cup loss to Hull FC and a Grand Final defeat to the Wigan Warriors.
He then returned to Australia in the lower divisions but, in May of this year, insisted he’s ready to return to rugby league after three years out.
It appeared to be the year of the comeback in 2021 with fellow superstar Ben Barba also previously touted to make a return to the big time after spending months plying his trade for the Mackay Cutters in the lower Australian leagues.
That, however, looks to be over after the ex-St Helens star was arrested for alleged assault.