Jack Bussey returns to Featherstone

Drew Darbyshire

Toronto forward Jack Bussey will return to Featherstone for the 2019 season.

The 26-year-old has been a full-time professional with the Wolfpack and London Broncos since leaving the Rovers in 2015.

Bussey’s time at Toronto ended in an unpleasant manner, when he was given an eight-match ban after pleading guilty to a Grade F biting charge.

On joining Rovers, Bussey said: “There was interest from other clubs, but I didn’t really want to go anywhere else.

“It’s well-documented, with regard to myself and what happened at the end of last year. It’s not something I’m proud of. It was a heat of the moment thing and something I won’t repeat.

“I believe I’m in a much better atmosphere now and I’m enjoying being back here training. I’ve gone from not seeing my family for months while living out of a hotel, to now where I see my family nearly every day.

“I feel a lot better in myself now, knowing that I’ve got people around me rather than having to wait until there’s a convenient time to FaceTime them. That was hard.”

Bussey will serve the remainder of his ban when the 2019 Championship season gets underway.