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Ben Barba makes admission about St Helens return

Ben Barba in action for St Helens

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Ben Barba has stated that he would love to return to St Helens if there is a chance. The 30-year-old is presently out of the game after a string of off-field incidents that saw his contract ripped up by North Queensland Cowboys and banned from the NRL

Back in February of 2019 Barba was involved in an incident with partner Ainslie Currie in a casino and then another with his brother-in-law at a pub weeks later.

But, the fullback hopes to return to a field somewhere soon, and admits he would love that to be with St Helens if the opportunity came up. Speaking to the T.I Talks Footy Show, Barba said:

“There’s still a stop on that (playing in Super League). I was almost back to playing this year. I was banned from the NRL but not the local league, in the QRL.

“I was close to being able to get registered and play again, but I got into a bit of trouble and it stopped me again.

“I’ve messed up my chances again until I appear in court again. If the opportunity comes next year and I’ve got my head straight and keep myself out of trouble, hopefully I’ll be allowed to play again.

“I would come back to St Helens, if I was allowed. If I ever got the chance and my body was in decent shape, I would love to.”

Source- Total Rugby League

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