Smith leaving door open for Dodds

Smith leaving door open for Dodds

Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith insists the door is open for released prop Mitchell Dodds to return in the future.

The former Brisbane Broncos man joined the Super League side at the start of the 2016 campaign, but was one of three released at the end of the term.

The 27-year-old suffered a double leg break in the 30-20 win at Catalans Dragons in March and he leaves the club along with fellow front-rowers Ryan Bailley and Jordan Cox.

However, Smith believes Dodds still has a lot to offer and insists the door is open for him to return if he can get back to playing regular rugby elsewhere.

Smith said: “It's unfortunate for Mitchell not to have got on the park as much as he'd have liked. I'm gutted for him in particular.

"His contributions off the field were top class. He has been a superb professional.

"We may see him in the future. The door is still open for him to come back if he can get himself set up and get back to playing regular rugby league again."