Six big names playing in League 1 next season

The 2021 League 1 season is set to be one of the best yet.

Here we have picked out six big names that will be playing in the competition next year…

Gavin Henson

Henson is a very popular name in the sporting world. The 38-year-old is regarded as a legend in Welsh rugby union, having earned 33 caps for Wales in the 15-aside code. He will cross codes to play for West Wales Raiders in League 1 next season.

Rangi Chase

Everyone knows just how skilful a player Chase is. The 34-year-old, who will join Henson in the halves for West Wales Raiders in 2021, won the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in 2011 and was named in the Super League Dream Team the same year. He also earned eight caps for England between 2011-13.

Shaun Lunt

The 33-year-old hooker played for Batley in the Championship in 2020 but has secured a return to his native Cumbria with Barrow for next year. Lunt has made more than 300 career appearances for Castleford, Workington, Huddersfield, Leeds, Hull KR and Batley.

Ben Harrison

Harrison enjoyed 10 years at Super League side Warrington between 2006-16, making more than 200 appearances for the Wolves while earning international honours for Ireland and England in the process. He has not played the game since 2016 but will make a return with hometown club Barrow next season.

Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e

The former Samoa international moved to the UK in 2011 and became a club legend at Sheffield, scoring 183 tries in 218 games for the Eagles. The 35-year-old full-back, who has also enjoyed spells with Toronto, Halifax, Castleford and Newcastle Thunder, will play for Keighley in 2021.

Tom Gilmore

Gilmore made more than 50 appearances for hometown club Widnes between 2012-19 before linking up with Halifax. The 26-year-old half-back will join Canadian side Ottawa Aces for next term, and is currently playing in Super League with Salford on a loan deal from Championship side Halifax.

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