Chris Sandow makes a break for Parramatta Photo: Getty Images
He’s not a part of the NRL, but Chris Sandow has returned to rugby league.
The former Parramatta and Souths halfback will make a return to the footy field for his rural home-town team, Cherbourg Hornets at the NRL All Stars in Newcastle on February 10, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Coach Rick Bird is confident Chris sand will play.
“He has been home in Cherbourg training with the boys and helping out running them through a few plays,” Bird said.
“Obviously we want to give some of the boys who actually played in the Queensland Murray Carnival an opportunity first, but a few of them can’t get away because of work commitments.
“We’ve also got three guys battling injury, so it would be good to have Chris out there.”
Chris Sandow playing for Warrington in the English Super League Photo: Getty Images
Earlier, the former Parramatta and Souths star was charged after video emerged of a him involved in a wild street brawl on New Years Day.
The video, which was taken in Sandow's hometown of Cherbourg, 250km northwest of Brisbane, shows him barefoot while swinging wild haymakers and headbutts at an unknown shirtless opponent, while children watch on. Watch the video below.
Sandow was only recently involved in a boxing match (an official one) with other former NRL bad boy Todd Carney.
He had hoped to make a return to the NRL after walking out on his contract with English Super League club Warrington.
NRL All Stars Teams
A host of players will make their World and Indigenous All Stars debuts in Newcastle next year when the two teams meet for the seventh Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars occasion.
World All Stars (made up of players representing their Heritage)
1 Jarryd Hayne (Titans) – Fijian Heritage, 2 David Mead (Broncos) – PNG Heritage, 3 Joseph Leilua (Raiders) – Samoan Heritage, 4 Konrad Hurrell (Titans) – Tongan Heritage, 5 Nene Macdonald (Dragons) – PNG Heritage, 6 Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers) – Lebanese Heritage, 7 Adam Reynolds (Rabbitohs) – Australian Heritage, 8 Nate Myles (Sea Eagles) – Australian Heritage, 9 Jake Friend (Roosters) – Australian Heritage, 10 Jordan McLean* (Storm) – Australian Heritage, 11 Gavin Cooper (Cowboys) – Australian Heritage, 12 Bryce Cartwright (Panthers) – Australian Heritage, 13 Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles) – Serbian Heritage, 14 Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Panthers) – Fijian Heritage, 15 Sosaia Feki (Sharks) – Tongan Heritage, 16 Sione Mata’utia (Knights) – Samoan Heritage, 17 Sam Lisone (Warriors) – NZ Heritage, 18 Moses Mbye (Bulldogs) – African Heritage, 19 Tepai Moeroa (Eels) – Cook Islands Heritage, 20 Jordan Turner* (Raiders) – English Heritage
Indigenous All Stars
1 Jack Wighton (Raiders), 2 Blake Ferguson (Roosters), 3 Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs), 4 Will Chambers (Storm), 5 Dane Gagai (Knights), 6 Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys), 7 Ash Taylor (Titans), 8 Ryan James (Titans), 9 Nathan Peats (Titans), 10 Andrew Fifita (Sharks), 11 Joel Thompson (Dragons), 12 Wade Graham (Sharks), 13 Sam Thaiday (Broncos), 14 Tyrone Peachey (Panthers), 15 Jack Bird (Sharks), 16 Leilani Latu (Panthers), 17 Latrell Mitchell (Roosters), 18 Aidan Sezer (Raiders), 19 Kyle Turner (Rabbitohs), 20 Adam Elliott (Bulldogs)
The Rugby League All Stars match will be played on Friday 10 February at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.