Sam Hallas has been beloved wherever he has played rugby league.
A product of the Leeds Rhinos academy, he made the move to the Bradford Bulls after making his Super League debut in 2016 with the Rhinos.
He spent five seasons at Odsal before taking on a full time opportunity at Newcastle Thunder but an off field opportunity saw him return to Bradford part-time to the joy of their fan base.
At the end of 2022, it was unclear what was next for Hallas until the Newcastle Herald reported that he was headed to the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs down under for 2023.
However, Hallas, speaking exclusively to Serious About Rugby League, revealed that this deal won’t be happening.
He said: “Just stuff was still up in the air and was getting to point where I had to make a decision.
“We’re a bit gutted cos we did and do still fancy it.
“But they were great people over there, dealt with a really nice fella just couldn’t get owt guaranteed.”
So what next for the former Leeds and Bradford man?
Well, he revealed that nothing is sorted just yet for 2023, but said: “Craig, my agent, is out looking so we will see what comes up.”