Lote back to League?
7 Feb 2006
Lote Tuqiri has hinted that he will return to Rugby League following the 2007 World Cup.
Tuqiri made his name in League before switiching to Union in one of the most highly-publicised deals in Australian sporting history.
It seems, however, that despite his immense pay packet Tuqiri is longing for a return to the game he calls his “first passion.”
“I’ll definitely be looking at that avenue once my contract is up with rugby,” Tuqiri told Sydney’s Telegraph newspaper.
“To be honest, it (rugby league) is my first game and my first passion. I had four great years at the Broncos. I was a part of State of Origin and I won a grand final. I certainly miss Origin – those memories get the blood pumping.
“At the moment, I’m very happy at the Waratahs and I’m comfortable in rugby. But it’s not beyond the realms by any means – I would never close the door on rugby league.
“I still speak to the boys at Brisbane. I try to get to their games in Sydney and at home, I’ll sit down and watch them on the box. I won’t deny I have a place in my heart for the Broncos.”