Shaun turning over new Leaf
Former Doncaster captain Shaun Leaf has rejoined his old club after completing an 18-month ban for betting on his team to lose matches.
The Hull-based centre was revealed by a national newspaper to have bet £200 against Doncaster in their Challenge Cup fourth-round defeat by Wakefield at the Keepmoat Stadium in May 2011.
Leaf, who did not play in the game because of a thumb injury, won his bet after Wakefield scored four tries in the last 12 minutes to complete a 50-10 scoreline, the last of them passing the 38-point handicap they had been given on the betting coupon.
He was suspended for 18 months from May 2011 and fined £500 after being found guilty by a Rugby Football League tribunal of also betting against his team in a Championship One match against Toulouse in 2009 and of gambling on other games in 2011.
The 28-year-old physical education teacher recently began playing rugby union with Hull Ionians and has agreed terms with Doncaster for the 2013 season.
He took part in the Dons' pre-season training walk from Scarborough to Whitby last weekend and was present at the first training session of the new season on Wednesday night.
Doncaster head coach Tony Miller said: "I'm very pleased to have Shaun back at the club and he'll be a welcome addition to our squad.
"I'm looking forward to working with him again as he attempts to rebuild his rugby league career."
Hello, regular commenting on Orange News and Sport pages closes on Thursday 30 May 2013. We will continue to provide a commenting facility on major news and sport events on orangeworld.co.uk. Contact us via http://oran.ge/OWfeedback if you have any further questions. Thanks.