Former NRL player returns to rugby league with Salford

Cory Paterson

It was not that long ago that he opted to retire from rugby league to pursue a boxing career but when you play league, it stays with you and it was only a matter of time before Cory Paterson returned.

That’s what the former Newcastle Knight and Wests Tigers utility has done, signing with the Salford Devils for the 2015 season.

Whilst his boxing career has been going well, Paterson was bound to return to league eventually and after speaking with Salford owner Dr. Marwan Koukash, it all fell into place.

“It became apparent this week that Cory wanted not only to get back into rugby league but also that he really wanted to do so with us,” said Koukash.

“The deal has moved very quickly and Cory will join us in January on a one-year deal with an option of a second. It is a great opportunity for both parties.

Cory will come in and make our pack even stronger and for him it allows him the opportunity to continue to prove himself at the highest level.”

With a solid back-row rotation, Paterson will need hard work to play but with commitment across the board, it should be expected that he will see regular game-time.

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