Former Hull KR and Wigan Warriors man opens up on exciting new role

Michael Dobson is one of the best Australian halfbacks Super League has seen.

He made his debut with Catalans Dragons in 2006 playing 12 games and scoring five tries before making a further 14 appearances that season with Wigan Warriors scoring six more tries.

He made the move to the NRL with Canberra Raiders before moving to Hull KR where he became part of perhaps their best ever side in 2009 as the club finished fourth with Dobson conjuring up some magic moments such as sinking St Helens.

After over 150 appearances, he returned to the NRL in 2014 with Newcastle Knights but after just six appearances he made the move to Salford Red Devils where he played a part in their dramatic bid for survival in 2016 before going on to help them to the Super 8s in 2017.

Now though he is set to take on an exciting new role back with Newcastle Knights.

He has been appointed as Head of Pathways which means he is in charge of the development of players on route to the NRL.

Speaking about this on the club’s website: “It’s been good. This time of year it is really busy, finalising squads and appointing coaches, getting people up to speed.

“I finished year with the Knights in 2014, finished my career in Super League with Salford Red Devils, had a year in the Queensland Cup and then had a move into the Pathways.

“I’ve had a look at the Pathways in Queensland and it’s very similar to here.

“Pathways for us is anything under the NRL.”

Dobson will be joined at the club by another former Wigan and Salford halfback Jackson Hastings who takes on the seven shirt at the Knights.

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