Former Super League star Rangi Chase makes shock move following Doncaster departure

Former England international and Super League Man of Steel Rangi Chase has joined perennial League One strugglers West Wales Raiders after quitting Doncaster RLFC.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 2:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 3:07 pm
Rangi Chase. Photo: Rob Terrace

The Dons offered the 34-year-old a route back into rugby league last year after he had served a two-year drugs ban for testing positive for cocaine.

But, after making 11 appearances for Doncaster, Chase has chosen to make a shock switch to Raiders – who have won just three league games since 2016.

Raiders also announced the signing of former Wales rugby union legend Gavin Henson last month.

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Chase, whose former clubs include Castleford, Salford, Leigh and Widnes, said: “I have an opportunity to come down and play for West Wales. I can’t wait to see you all at Stebonheath Park.

“I am really looking forward to it and I will be down there probably in a couple of weeks to train hard and do the best I can and hopefully help take this club up the ladder and give the competition a shake up.

Dons chief executive Carl Hall told the club’s official website last week: “Rangi had a couple of opportunities elsewhere and has kept the club fully updated along the way.

“Unfortunately our budget along with most clubs has been affected by the pandemic, we had a contingency plan for Rangi if he wanted to go down another route.

“He got himself in good condition and it was unfortunate that we didn’t get to see him in full flow in a Dons shirt.

“The decision Rangi has made is one based on his personal circumstances and wanting to progress his career post rugby league.”