Cory Paterson will make a return to rugby league after signing a deal with Salford.
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English Super League side Salford Red Devils have signed Australian forward Cory Paterson.
The 27-year-old quit rugby league at the end of 2014 to become a professional boxer after a one-year stint at Wests Tigers.
However Paterson has signed a 12-month deal at Salford with the option of a second season at the club, making a return to England after spending a season with Hull KR in 2013.
“It became apparent this week that Cory wanted not only to get back into rugby league but also that he really wanted to do so with us,” Salford owner Marwan Koukash said.
“The deal has moved very quickly and Cory will join us in January on a one-year deal with an option of a second. It is a great opportunity for both parties.
“Cory will come in and make our pack even stronger and for him it allows him the opportunity to continue to prove himself at the highest level.”