8 Dec 2009

Former Warrior Michael Witt bails on rugby, returns to league

6:13 am on 8 December 2009

The back Michael Witt has confirmed he will leave the Otago rugby team to return to rugby league.

Witt, who formerly played for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL, had a brief rugby stint in Dunedin this year, playing for the Taieri club.

He had seven games for Otago, six of them as a substitute.

The Otago Rugby Football Union chief executive Richard Reid says Witt is taking up an offer from the reformed British Super League club the Crusaders, who are based in Newport, Wales.