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Former rugby league star Anthony Mundine makes comeback

  • Former Dragons footy star Anthony Mundine is planning an NRL comeback 
  • Mundine, 42, hopes to become the oldest ever player to turn out in first grade
  • The controversial athlete gave up the sport in 2000 to take up a boxing career 

Controversial former boxer and footy player Anthony Mundine has made a return to the rugby league field as he plans a professional comeback.

The former St George Illawara Dragons and Brisbane Broncos star gave up the sport in 2000 to pursue a boxing career but recently announced plans for a comeback.

The first step for the 42-year-old – who would be the NRL’s oldest ever player should he return to first grade – came on Saturday as he took the field at the Koori Knockout competition at Leichardt Oval in Sydney.

 

Controversial former boxer and footy player Anthony Mundine has made a return to the rugby league field as he plans a professional comeback

Mundine took the field at the Koori Knockout competition at Leichardt Oval on Saturday

Mundine took the field at the Koori Knockout competition at Leichardt Oval on Saturday

He played for Namina against the Redfern All Blacks at the festival for indigenous players, with his side running out 26-6 winners.

The victory means he will return for a second game on Sunday.

Mundine told 7 News he was the subject of illegal late hits during the game.

He played for Namina against the Redfern All Blacks at the festival for indigenous players, with his side running out 26-6 winners

He played for Namina against the Redfern All Blacks at the festival for indigenous players, with his side running out 26-6 winners

‘I know I’m going to be a target, this is the hardest field I’ve ever played on in my life.’

The tournament is full of current NRL stars including the Fifita brothers Andrew and David, Tyrone Peachey, James Roberts and Latrell Mitchell.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Mundine met with Dragons chief executive Peter Doust about a possible comeback to the game. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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