Senior steps up recovery plans with Leeds Carnegie
Former Great Britain Rugby League international Keith Senior, 36, is stepping up his return to full fitness after over a year on the sidelines by joining up with Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union side for pre-season training.
Senior had a knee reconstruction in 2011 and has not played since. He is currently a free agent after his proposed move to Welsh club Crusaders fell through when the side withdrew from Super League last season.
The centre, who was capped 33 times for Great Britain, originally played Rugby Union before a switch to Rugby League with Sheffield Eagles saw him become one of the greatest players in the modern era in the thirteen man game.
Commenting on the move, Senior said, “I would like to thank Chris Gibson and Diccon Edwards for giving me this chance to train with Leeds Carnegie. I know they are preparing for a big year in the Championship and hopefully as well as proving my own fitness, I can also help them out given my experience at the top level, albeit in a different code. I am still working hard with the medical team here at Leeds and I am confident I will be able to play rugby again.”
Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Diccon Edwards added, “We are delighted to welcome Keith into our group for pre-season training. The hope is that he can prove his fitness and we can then sit down with him and discuss the future after that. He has been doing a lot of training on his own because of the nature of the injury and it is good that we are able to bring him back into a team environment and I know that is something he is enjoying. We have a young squad and his experience is a great addition to our group during this vital part of our preparations.”