14th May 2019, 15:11 | Doncaster
Doncaster RLFC have signed former England international Rangi Chase on a deal until the end of the 2019 season.
The halfback was named as the Betfred Super League Man of Steel in 2011 during his time at Castleford Tigers. Chase has also enjoyed spells with Salford Red Devils, Leigh Centurions and Widnes Vikings.
Chase is available to train with the Dons from today (May 14) and will be eligible for selected from July 14 following a two-year suspension after failing a drugs test in 2017.
Chase said: “It feels good to be back; I’m really looking forward to getting involved and helping the lads at the business end of the season.
“I’m excited as I’ve had a long time out, now that it’s not too far away I’m working hard to get my fitness levels as high as possible.
“The training will help me to get back up to speed, I want to try and get ready for July and get to know the boys as well.”
Doncaster Chief Executive, Carl Hall, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring a player of Rangi’s quality to the club, he is someone I have known for a number of years and I have always stayed in contact with him.
“We’re giving him an opportunity to show what he’s capable of in a Dons shirt, and without putting any pressure on him - I believe he’s the biggest signing this club has made since Tony Kemp.
“I hope everyone is excited as I am to see him play.”