NRL stalwart Heighington shuns Super League to stay in NRL

Former England international Chris Heighington has revealed to media in Australia that he is set to extend his stay in the NRL with Cronulla – after turning down Super League for 2016.

Heighington has long been linked with a move to Super League, but the 33-year-old says that he looks like extending his stay with Cronulla to become one of the oldest players in the NRL next year.

“I’m hoping to re-sign here and having it worked out in the next the week,” he told the Canberra Times.

“There is some young talent and I see a good future for the club. It’s exciting because there is a good feel around the club.

“Hopefully we can build another good year next year. [I spoke to clubs in England for] a little bit but I’ve been talking here [at the Sharks] for a few months so I just wanted to get that sorted and not lead anyone on.”