Chris Thorman cleared to return to rugby league

Drew Darbyshire

Former Huddersfield assistant coach Chris Thorman is free to rugby league after his suspension was lifted by the Rugby Football League. 

The 38-year-old faced two assault charges on a former partner, which he was cleared of back in January.

Thorman, who left his role as assistant of the Giants in the off-season, was unable to return to work in rugby league though until the RFL had completed their own risk assessment, which they have now done.

On his return, Thorman said: “I finally found out today that my suspension from the RFL preventing me from working in certain areas of rugby league has finally been lifted.

“A few of my close family and friends have been the toll it has taken on me – I haven’t been myself and I have been, at times, a nightmare to be around and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I don’t know what I’d have done without you.

“Here’s to new beginnings and opportunities fulfilled.”