Rangi Chase re-signs for Hornets for 2022

Date published: 30 September 2021

Former England star Rangi Chase has re-signed for Rochdale Hornets for the 2022 League 1 season.

Chase, 35, made the mid-season switch to Hornets during the 2021 season, bringing a wealth of experience to Matt Calland’s side.

Unfortunately Chase's game time in 2021 was limited after he broke his arm on his debut against the North Wales Crusaders at the Crown Oil Arena.

The 2011 Man of Steel winner has agreed to a new contract with the club under Matt Calland in 2022.

“I’m over the moon to have signed again,” said Chase. 

“Last year was a year we all couldn’t have written. From day one, the club was ‘A’ class since I arrived, Andy Mazey to Steve through to Matt Calland and the rest of the coaching staff and the players. 

“Although I only had a handful of games, I feel like it’s my duty to give back to the club who have shown me support. I’m happiest I’ve been in a long time and that will contribute to my performances next year.”

Chairman, Andy Mazey, added: “Having witnessed the impact Rangi made in such a short space of time at the club, and also having got to know him personally, I’m absolutely delighted to have reached an agreement to keep him at Rochdale Hornets for 2022. 

“Matt made it perfectly clear he wanted to do all we could to retain Rangi and it’s an important piece in the jigsaw secured. 

“Rangi turned down opportunities to return to higher levels to remain on this journey with us and a special thank you must go to three of our sponsors who have supported this deal to help make it both financially viable and possible.”

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