Foster comes out of retirement

Jamie Foster has signed for Workington for 2018

Jamie Foster has come out of retirement to sign a one-year deal with League 1 side Workington Town.

The 27-year-old started his career at St Helens in 2010, scoring 34 tries and 241 goals in 54 games for the Super League club.

Foster then had a loan spell at Hull FC before joining Bradford Bulls, where he scored 15 tries and 119 goals in 35 appearances for the Bulls.

The winger then had stint in Rugby Union with Hull but returned to League in 2016 and spent time with Huddersfield Giants and Featherstone Rovers.

Workington head coach Leon Pryce actually played alongside Foster at Saints and he says he is excited to see the nippy winger in a Town shirt next season.

Pryce said: “I’ve worked with Jamie and played with him at St Helens, I’ve seen him come through a kid.

“He is a really good lad, a good player and a good person. But I think he maybe fell out of love with rugby a little bit which can happen.

“But at this level, I expect a lot out of him. It shows intention for me for where I see the club going. He is the caliber of the player I want to see at the club going forward.”

And Pryce hopes that Workington will help Foster fall in love with the game again.

He said: “He has just turned 27 so he is still young and he maybe feels like he has something to prove and that’s what I want to see.

“I want him to get back to loving the game.

“Let’s not forget this is a lad who has played in Grand Finals and was right at the top of Super League.

“He’s fantastic. He has got a great work ethic and I know him up close as a person. He is a good kicker and is versatile, so he can play at full-back, centre or wing, so he fits in perfectly.”

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