St Helens’ cross-code rugby star Regan Grace on injury comeback at Racing 92

Regan Grace made 142 appearances in a St Helens jersey. Picture: Lewis Storey/Getty ImagesRegan Grace made 142 appearances in a St Helens jersey. Picture: Lewis Storey/Getty Images
Regan Grace made 142 appearances in a St Helens jersey. Picture: Lewis Storey/Getty Images | Getty Images
The flying winger swapped the famous Red Vee jersey for a new challenge in Rugby Union.

Regan Grace is settling down to life in France and hopes to be fully fit by March.

The flying winger, who made 142 appearances in a St Helens jersey between 2017 and 2022 before joining French Top 14 club, Racing 92, had a frustrating last season at the Totally Wicked Stadium, only donning the famous Red Vee jersey nine times due to injury.

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The Welshman, who picked up an Achilles tendon injury in June which wiped out the rest of his season, told Rugby League Live: "Having an injury like this, you have moments when you sit back and reflect and think ‘Jesus, this is mad’. I was saying to myself the other day that I probably wasn’t even meant to make it as far as St Helens, but I did.

“Now I just want to keep testing and pushing myself to see how far I can go in rugby union here at Racing 92. I look at it and think the sky’s the limit. I’m back out running now, which is good, and hope to be playing again by the middle to the end of March. I’m working on my footwork again and the rehab is going quickly so I’m getting stronger all the time.

" I don’t live too far from the training ground which is handy and the facilities are superb.”

Grace keeps in touch with his former Saints’ team-mates, such is the camaraderie between players old and new at St Helens, and he even had a visit from loose forward Morgan Knowles.

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