Chisholm heading back to NRL in 2016 says Chester

Hull KR coach, Chris Chester has confirmed that half-back Dane Chisholm, who signed a short-term deal with the Robins yesterday, will be definitely returning to the NRL in 2016.

For the present though, he could yet make his debut for the club against Hull FC on Friday, despite not having been named in their initial 19-man squad.

After signing Chisholm, the Robins’ coach, Chris Chester waxed lyrical about his versatility and intelligence but he did say at that time Chisholm’s situation with parent club Canterbury means he will back with them next year.

“Chris can sniff out a try and he’s a good support player,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail.  “He has played a bit at full-back and a bit in the centres, and he knows his way to the line.  He’s got a good footballing brain.  This move Dane an opportunity to get out there and showcase what he can do.

“Since losing Terry Campese to an ACL injury, the half-back is a position we have been very light on.  I think it is important that we’ve given it some more depth because we were down to just Maurice Blair and Matty Marsh as genuine halves for the minute.

“But Chester will be going straight back.  He has signed a new deal with the Bulldogs; that’s how highly they rate him over there.”