Chase apologises as Tigers suspension is lifted

Rangi Chase in action this season for Castleford Tigers. Picture: IAN HARBER
Rangi Chase in action this season for Castleford Tigers. Picture: IAN HARBER
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MAN of Steel Rangi Chase will be back in training with Castleford Tigers tomorrow after having his club suspension lifted.

The England international half-back has missed the last three Super League matches following a breach of club discipline in the lead up to the Leeds Rhinos game on June 24.

He was suspended on full pay while the club undertook an investigation, but the ban has now been lifted with Chase apologising for his actions.

A statement put out by the club yesterday stated: “Castleford Tigers has today lifted the club-imposed suspension of half-back Rangi Chase.

“As previously notified, the club suspended Chase on full pay on June 25 in relation to his alleged behaviour leading up to the away game against Leeds Rhinos on June 24. This related solely to matters concerning consumption of alcohol and non attendance at training sessions.

“The club’s internal disciplinary board, having made a full investigation into all the matters referred to it, has taken the necessary action. The details of the findings and any sanctions made will not be made public.

“The club are satisfied that this matter is now closed and that he can resume his full involvement at the club.”

Chase said: “I would like to apologise to my team-mates, coaching staff, the club and our fans for my behaviour on this occasion and am very sorry for any negative impact this may have had.”