“I made a bad mistake and paid the price”

Rangi Chase believes he can be proud of the way he has conducted himself since being suspended for drugs.

The former England international made his return from a two-year drugs ban on Sunday for Doncaster as they were defeated 22-12 by League 1 leaders Whitehaven.

Chase – who won Super League’s Man of Steel award in 2011 – was made up to be back on the rugby field.

On his return, Chase said: “Personally it was great for me to be back out there, I’ve had a really good week and it was nice to be back out there doing what I love.

“It’s been a bit surreal and I’m glad I’ve got this opportunity, I made a bad mistake which I paid the price for but I think I can be proud of the way I’ve conducted myself after that.

“Training is good but there is nothing like a game, I was tired throughout but I loved being back in the mix.

“My son came to watch me and the last time he saw me play he was still very young, so to score in front of him was an emotional moment.”

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