Dale Bloomfield returns to Rochdale

Josh McAllister

Rochdale Hornets have announced the signing of Dale Bloomfield for the 2020 League 1 season.

Bloomfield, 31, returns to the Crown Oil Arena for his third stint with the Hornets, having previously played in five seasons with the club.

He last featured for Rochdale in the 2016 promotion-winning final in Toulouse, and will return after spending time with North Wales Crusaders and Hunslet.

“I’m excited to be returning to Rochdale Hornets,” he said.

“I had a successful time at the club and feel like I’ve played my best rugby there and have some unfinished business.

“I had a good connection with the fans so I’m looking forward to be playing in front of them again, as well as working with a top coach in Matt Calland.”

On the signing, head coach Calland added: “I’m really excited about Dale coming back to the club.

“I coached him as a youngster and recognised his talent then, and since then he has developed into a quality player at this level.

“Welcome back, Dale.”