Sydney - Lote Tuqiri hasn't ruled out the prospect of returning to rugby
union, with the former dual international set to make an announcement on
his future in the next month.
According to the smh.com.au website, Tuqiri is off-contract with the Wests Tigers at the end of
the season and has been told by the NRL club there is unlikely to be a
new deal on the table.
The powerful winger has played in the Tigers' last two games,
having spent the best part of two years out of the game due to
complications stemming from a broken arm.
Having struggled to get himself fit again, the 33-year-old
isn't ready to hang up his boots and is keen to stay in the NRL or have
another stint in the 15-man code.
''I am going all right and if it's not here at the Tigers then it will probably have to be somewhere else,'' Tuqiri said.
''I am sifting through a few things at the moment and hopefully have something for everyone in the next couple of weeks.
''I will just have to weigh them up with the family and take it from there.
''[Rugby is] an option as well, having some experience in it, and we'll just see how the next few weeks pan out.''