Cheshire Phoenix have re-signed Chris Pearce.
Pearce made himself a firm fan favourite during his first season with the Nix last year thanks to his willingness to run all day and chase down on defence.

After agreeing to re-sign in the summer, personal commitments meant Pearce was unable to devote the time he needed to the Nix so he stepped down.

But his situation has now changed, allowing coach John Lavery to bring him back into the fold to take some of the pressure off the starting five.

“I was sorry to have to let him go prior to the start of the campaign and I am delighted to have him back, ” he said. He allows us to rotate the guards a bit more without compromising on defence. “