Matthew Tebb has re-signed for Shaw Cross Sharks after a spell with League 1 outfit Hunslet Hawks - just missing out on a once in a lifetime trip to play against the Toronto Wolfpack in Canada.
Tebb played for the Sharks last season, playing a key role in their survival before securing a move back to Hunslet after initial release due to mounting injuries.
After playing a big part in Hunslet’s season at the beginning of the year, Tebb decided that he wanted to make the switch back to Shaw Cross in order to enjoy his rugby once again.
The former Hunslet hooker returned to the Sharks’ line-up for the Heavy Woollen Cup clash against Batley Boys, assisting twice in his first game back.
“It is good to be back, it was great to get out on the field with all my mates again and of course playing with the legend that is Paul March,” said Tebb.
“I just want to enjoy my playing days again and play in the same team as Ross Roebuck.
"I want to play stress free and with no pressures on me which is something I had at Hunslet and part of the reason I left.
“When the new coach came in I wasn’t getting as much game time and so I asked to be released so I could be playing regularly again.
“I just missed out on the trip to Toronto with Hunslet, it is a bit gutting but I will just need to book a holiday to get over it.”
After an injury stricken career Tebb is grateful to be playing regularly with no real injury worries.
The hooker also believes that Shaw Cross have every chance of making this year’s NCL Division One play-offs as the Sharks turn their attention to a trip to Normanton tomorrow afternoon.
He said: “Hopefully we can sneak into that top six and have a bit of a push and upset some of the big guns in the division.
“I have been keeping an eye on results this year and we aren’t that far behind where we want to be.
“For me personally I have had a run of 25/30 games now and I don’t think that I have done that at any time within the last five years, so I am feeling good.”
Updated 16:04 - 22 Jun 2017 by Ben McKenna