It is something that we are seeing more and more of, and now, yet another player has returned to rugby league – with former Penrith Panthers half Craig Gower, leaving his French rugby union side, to play rugby league once more.
Gower will play with ESL side, the London Broncos, and despite having previously thought that a return to league was not on the cards – he is excited at the ESL opportunity.
“I didn’t really see myself playing rugby league again”, Gower said.
“I needed a new challenge and that was to play rugby union but it got to the stage where it wasn’t as enjoyable.
“But this did come as a bit of a surprise.
“I had talks about going to the NRL but I had a knee injury so it was hard to progress those further.
“However, the Super League option came up and that gave me more time to recover.”