Rangi Chase “over the moon” to play on in 2022

Rangi Chase in action for the Rochdale Hornets
Photo credit: Jackie Meredith

Rochdale have announced that former Man of Steel Rangi Chase has re-signed with the club for the 2022 season.

Rangi Chase, 35, made the mid-season switch to Hornets during the 2021 season.

The 2011 Man of Steel winner made his club debut against North Wales Crusaders at the Crown Oil Arena, which saw the half-back break his arm in the first half and limit his game time with Hornets.

“I’m over the moon to have signed again,” said Chase. 

“Last year was a year we all couldn’t have written. From day one, the club was ‘A’ class since I arrived. Andy Mazey to Steve through to Matt Calland the rest of the coaching staff and the players. 

“Although I only had a handful of games, I feel it’s my duty to give back to the club who have shown me support. I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time and that will contribute to my performances next year.”

Hornets chairman Andy Mazey added: “Having witnessed the impact Rangi made in such a short space of time at the club, and also having got to know him personally, I’m absolutely delighted to have reached an agreement to keep him at Rochdale Hornets for 2022. 

“Matt made it perfectly clear he wanted to do all we could to retain Rangi and it’s an important piece in the jigsaw secured. 

“Rangi turned down opportunities to return to higher levels to remain on this journey with us and a special thank you must go to three of our sponsors who have supported this deal to help make it both financially viable and possible.”

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