England's Ben Te'o makes rugby league return

Ben Te'o played 20 Tests for England
Ben Te'o played 20 Tests for England

England and British & Irish Lions international Ben Te'o has announced his return back to rugby league after he was signed by Brisbane Broncos.

The 33-year-old had already played for Brisbane Broncos between 2009 and 2012 and also featured for Wests Tigers and South Sydney. He also had represented Samoa at the international level before switching code to join Leinster in 2014.

He went on to make his debut in the English Premiership in 2016 when he signed a deal with Worcester Warriors and went on to make England's Test debut in the November internationals later that year. Te'o played 18 Tests for England and also two for the British and Irish Lions during the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

After a stint with Toulon in 2019, Te'o joined Sunwolves in 2020 but with the Super Rugby season disrupted by the pandemic coronavirus, he has decided to rejoin the Brisbane Broncos.

"It's crazy how things work out but I'm just excited to get back playing rugby league and rip in with the boys and really work hard," Te'o said.

"Brisbane is home to me and the Broncos have always looked after me and I feel welcome here - this is the perfect place to let me play.

"The club had a spot open and need some boys and I'm ready to come and help out and play my role for the Broncos."

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