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Ex-Bradford Bulls and Featherstone Rovers star hangs up the boots

Dane Chisholm has made the decision to hang up the boots after a long and successful thirteen year career, the las t seven years of which he spent in England.

Chisholm came through at Melbourne Storm in the NRL but only went on to make the one NRL appearance for them, but he first made the move to England in 2015 when he joined Hull KR on loan.

During his time with the Robins he helped them survive the Middle Eights, starring in six of the seven games with the Robins winning all six of those games. That helped Hull KR avoid relegation and was enough for him to create a lasting impression on the side and their fans.

His spell with Rovers lasted just seven games but secured him a move to Bradford Bulls for whom he would star and have two spells based at Odsal.

Chisholm’s career saw him move around some of the top Championship sides with spells at Sheffield Eagles, London Broncos but most of his game time came at Featherstone Rovers.

Now aged 33 he has decided to call time on his career, the Australian-born playmaker confirming the news via his social media.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, he posted a short statement confirming the news.

It read: “Decided to hang the boots up professionally. What a ride that was.

“I’ve made mates for life , Travelled the world but most of all got to meet my beautiful wife and have my amazing kids.

“Thanks to everyone who made the journey such a good one. Onto the next phase.”

During his career he also represented France on the international stage with all four of his appearances coming in 2011, the highlight being a victory over Scotland in which he bagged a hattrick.

His final season saw him represent Featherstone Rovers once again, playing back at the Millennium Stadium and showing out for the Flat Cappers on six occasions.

Come the end of the season he was one of the 18 players to be confirmed as leaving the club and he now calls time on his excellent career, moving on to the next chapter of his life.

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