Tickle closing in on Super League return

Danny Tickle’s future is set to be decided this week, with four Super League clubs chasing his signature.

Tickle has been a free agent since his release from Widnes two weeks ago, in which time numerous clubs are believed to have enquired about his availability. But only four clubs are now in the race for the second-rower, who turns 33 on Friday.

Tickle was released by the Vikings six months after suffering a fractured skull in an attack outside a nightclub.

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has expressed his interest in the former Wigan and Hull FC forward, confirming that there had been discussions between the two parties.


Meanwhile, Tickle’s agent, former Great Britain forward Karl Harrison, revealed that a number of clubs were trying to sort out deals for the star.

“We have four Super League clubs interested,” said Harrison.

“All the clubs we have spoken to wanted medical evidence following Danny’s injury. All evidence has now been produced and we’re waiting for a decision to be made.

“Danny is a talented player, a full international and he’s a great goalkicker. Not many players come available like him at this stage of the season. Other clubs would have been interested because of salary cap issues, but because of that they couldn’t pursue it.”

Despite his injury Harrison now claims that Tickle is “good to go.”

“He’s been given the all clear,” said Harrison.

“He has been training on his own for eight weeks now and he is absolutely fine.

“We were hoping to have something sorted early last week, but it has been the Easter break, clubs have had a lot of fixtures and medical staff are hard to get hold of.

“Hopefully by the end of the week we should have something sorted.”