Rush denies interest in Rangi Chase

Castleford's Rangi Chase.
Castleford's Rangi Chase.

MIKE Rush has denied any interest in signing Castleford’s 2011 Man Of Steel Rangi Chase.

Saints’ acting head coach said a reported £350,000 transfer fee, plus Chase’s likely wage demands, would both act as major stumbling blocks.

And he backed Saints half-backs Lance Hohaia, Jonny Lomax and Lee Gaskell - as well as Jon Wilkin as a fourth option.

Rush said: “We’re very happy with Lance, Jonny and Lee Gaskell, and there’s always Jon Wilkin as a fourth option in the halves.

“There’s not many teams out there that would pay a £350,000 transfer fee for anyone at the moment and the salary cap makes it difficult to have four players for each position.”