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Rugby League Player’s Comical eBay Auction Doesn’t Work Out

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Ryan McGoldrick of Salford City Reds is tackled by Dave Allen and Joe Mellor of Widnes Vikings during the Magic Weekend at Etihad Stadium on May 26, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

eBay have taken down an advertisement by a Queensland-born rugby league player, according to the BBC.

Ryan McGoldrick tried to sell himself on the website after a contract deal failed. The side he had signed for in New South Wales folded and he was left without a club.

McGoldrick, from Cairns, played rugby league before playing union with the Waratahs in 2003. After a year he went back to Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

He then ended up moving to England to play for Castleford Tigers. He has played over 150 matches in England for Castleford, Salford City Reds and Hull FC.

eBay took down his advertisement saying it breaks their rules on selling body parts or remains. But McGoldrick did not mean it too seriously, of course.

“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 is quoted as saying by the BBC.

“We were talking about different options and I had just found out the club I was at wasn’t going ahead. This gives me a little bit of time to think and assess the options I have in front of me.

“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 enquiries 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!”

Paul Peerdeman, Pundit Arena

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