Gleeson targets union switch
Former Great Britain rugby league star Martin Gleeson wants to switch to rugby union once his suspension for taking a banned substance is over.
The 32-year-old, who won 28 Test caps for Great Britain, will complete his 18-month suspension in November and is looking for a rugby union club to join.
The former Wigan Warrior was banned last year after admitting to taking a banned substance, which he claimed was approved by staff at his then club Hull.
"I've had a few opportunities to go to union over the years but now is the perfect time to make the move. I have a real hunger to make it a success," he told the Rugby Paper.
"I think I've got four good years left. I've been working with my own training team since February and I'm in the best shape of my life.
"I've smashed all my pb's in the gym and because I haven't played for so long, I haven't been taking any knock. That will have the effect of prolonging my career.
"There are a lot of clubs interested in me but nothing can be done before November.
"My decision to switch to union has not been taken lightly. The idea has been growing on me for a while. I've been watching a lot of rugby union."