Senior close to return

James Gordon

Super League veteran Keith Senior hopes to make a return to playing next month.

Senior, 35, has been without the club since the controversial collapse of the Crusaders franchise, who he signed for last summer after opting to leave Leeds.

He has since opened a legal dispute with the owners of the failed club, but is now hoping to finally do some talking on the rugby field.

Offered a pay as you play deal by the Rhinos, Senior has also attracted interest from several other Super League clubs, and has told the local press he is “actively seeking” a new contract.

Senior played in every Super League season prior to this one, starting his career at Sheffield Eagles before moving to Headingley in 1999.

He is the competition’s all time leading try scorer, with 199 tries in 413 appearances, another record.