Keighley pull off permanent signing of Dane Chisholm

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Dane Chisholm Featherstone SWpix Credit: PA Images
Dane Chisholm Featherstone SWpix Credit: PA Images

League 1 club Keighley have pulled off a major coup in signing experienced half-back Dane Chisholm on a permanent deal from Championship side Featherstone.

The 31-year-old has joined the Cougars on a deal until the end of the 2023 season following his departure from Featherstone.

Keighley head of rugby Andrew Henderson said: “When we were made aware of Dane’s availability we didn’t hesitate to reach out and contact him.

“Dane is a quality player that further strengthens our squad. He is certainly proven at the next level, but has had experience of this division previously, so he will not be phased by playing in this competition.

“Personally, I feel with Dane’s ability, skill set and experience he can become a valued member of this team.

“He shares our ambition and aspirations as a club. He will help us on our journey as we grow and progress as a club.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dane and his family to the Keighley Cougars.”

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Dane Chisholm excited to link up with Keighley

Chisholm began his career in the NRL with Melbourne Storm in 2011. He played one game in the NRL as well as appearing in the lower grades.

The Australian made the move over to England in 2015 and has been here ever since. He has played for Hull KR, Bradford, Sheffield, Featherstone and London Broncos (loan).

Chisholm said: “I’m really excited to be coming to a club with big ambitions.

“It was a big part of my decision in signing with the Cougars. We already have a really strong squad and I hope to add value to that.

“From when I have been to Cougar Park to watch Jake Webster, I know the fanbase here is a really passionate one. I can’t wait to play in front of them.

“I have experience in League 1 and know what it takes to get out of this division and into the Championship.”

Chisholm, who won four caps for France in 2011, has been given the number 20 shirt by Keighley.

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