The 33-year-old, who had a very public fall from grace after being deregistered from the competition after ongoing issues with drugs and alcohol, only to successfully return, retire and then be busted on drugs charges in March, said he missed being involved in sport.

“I miss going to the footy club every day and knocking around with your mates,” he told Australia’s Channel Seven.

“I guess the next best thing is probably having a coaching involvement with one of the sides.

“But whether that happens we’ll have to wait and see.”

Cousins was last month fined $500 for possession of methamphetamine and $300 for possession of cannabis and a smoking utensil for the March incident, but said he was now on a healthier track in life.

“Things are going well,” he said. “Obviously I’ve had some issues to deal with, but I’ve got to a point in my life now where I can look forward and positively.

“I am in a rebuilding phase and hopefully some doors can open and kick on because its obviously really important to the family life that I’m trying to lead,” he said.

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