Former Castleford Tigers rugby player Ryan McGoldrick had put himself on eBay to try and find a new club.
McGoldrick filled out the description by putting “1981 antique rugby league player”. On condition, he labelled “used” followed by “only surface scratches and rust.”
By midday on Wednesday, he had attracted 38 bids and the highest offer reached at £215. The winning bidder will pay McGoldrick on a per game basis.
— Ryan McGoldrick (@ryanmcgoldrick) April 13, 2016
“If a really feasible option did come up and it worked out, then I will go do it,” McGoldrick said via BBC Sport.
The former Castleford Tigers seemed to be serious in posting himself wherein he was desperately looking for a team to play.
Ryan McGoldrick, who was also with Hull FC and Salford, said that he decided to post himself after he signed for a side in New South Wales that then folded.
“I was at home speaking to my father-in-law and he came up with the idea to put myself on eBay and let them decide where I play,” he added. “I am really open to seeing where it goes, if there is something serious then I am happy to sign a contract.
“There have been a couple of inquiries from England too but I have told them that postage comes at the buyer’s expense. They’ll have to make sure they can afford to get me over there. I hope I am not going anywhere too cold. If one of those sides come in for me, it will have to be in the summer months. Don’t expect me to train over winter.”
Ryan McGoldrick, who played for Salford City Reds, Hull F.C., Castleford Tigers, Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and New South Wales Waratahs, made over 150 appearances in a seven-year spell in England from 2006-13. He is a utility player, and has played for Castleford at full-back, centre, stand-off, scrum-half and loose forward.
Photo courtesy: Mortonstalker/Wikimedia