Castleford's Rangi Chase in talks with St George Illawara over an NRL return
Last Updated: 18/10/12 4:36pm
Rangi Chase: In talks with St George Illawara
Rangi Chase looks set to leave Castleford after the club confirmed he had held talks over a possible return to St George Illawarra.
The Tigers denied that the England international has already agreed a deal with the Dragons, where he played before moving to Castleford in 2009.
Chase, 26, has three years remaining on his contract with the Tigers, but his future has been in doubt since being suspended in June for breaching the club's rules on consuming alcohol before a match.
Tigers chief executive Steve Ferres said: "Rangi is in talks with the club but to date, no transfer has been agreed and he remains a Castleford player."
The 2011 Man of Steel, whose proposed move to Hull fell through due to visa problems, admitted prior to flying to South Africa with the England squad that he was keen on a return to the NRL.
"There is still interest from St George and, if a deal comes, it's a bonus because obviously there is better money over there," he said. "I've got a young family now so I've got to do what's best for them."