Former NRL and most recently Super League halfback Chris Sandow has been given a rugby league lifeline, signing with a Queensland Cup side for the 2017 season.
Sandow, 28, has signed a 1-year contract with Brisbane Broncos feeder club the Norths Devils.
CEO of the Norths Devils Jamie Dowse confirmed the signing of Sandow for the 2017 season.
“It’s great for our club and playing group. At the moment he’s not looking at playing NRL or anything,” Dowse said.
“We’ve done that deal on our own, we haven’t had any conversations with the Broncos.
“Anyone’s after players of the calibre of Chris,” Dowse added.
“We have some young guys at our club and Chris can use his experience to suit them.
“Chris will take a bit of time to get his match fitness up, where it needs to be. He’s lacking a little bit of fitness but a guy of his experience, it won’t take him long to get into nick.”
Sandow had a year left on his contract with the Warrington Wolves for the 2017 season, but informed the Wolves via text message to his manager that he would not be returning to England to fulfill the final year of his contract.
Sandow has made 189 first class appearances and will be hoping to add to that, but he has a long way to go before any NRL team considers the proposition.
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