Wales international Anthony Walker free to return to rugby league

Drew Darbyshire

Wales international Anthony Walker has been cleared to make a return to the game after being forced to retire back in 2017.

The 28-year-old prop made his debut for St Helens in 2013, where he made 17 first-team appearances.

Walker linked up with Wakefield in 2015 and played 17 games for Trinity, as well as having loan spells with Whitehaven, Dewsbury and Rochdale.

But in 2017 – just before the World Cup with Wales – he was forced to retire due to scans revealing an abnormality in his brain that has been with him since birth.

Walker has since made a strong recovery though and has undergone all protocol to have been cleared by the Rugby Football League to make a return to the professional ranks.

Walker, who has earned six caps for Wales, tweeted: “There it is – I’ve just had it confirmed from the RFL that I am good to go play professional rugby again!”

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