Featherstone fend off interest from other clubs to retain star man Dane Chisholm

Dane Chisholm in action for Featherstone

Featherstone fought off competition from other clubs to retain star half-back Dane Chisholm for the 2022 season.

The 31-year-old Australian has been a fan favourite at the Rovers since joining the club ahead of the 2020 campaign from Championship rivals Bradford.

Chisholm has made more than 100 career appearances for Melbourne Storm, Hull KR, Bradford, Sheffield and Featherstone.

Featherstone coach Brian McDermott said: “Dane is an experienced high quality performer who I’m pleased to see being retained by the club.

“It’s a really strong statement by the club to be retaining players of this calibre. A player who I know had offers on the table from other leading clubs. I look forward to working with Dane moving forward.”

Dane Chisholm delighted to extend Featherstone stay

Chisholm said: “I’m so happy to be staying for an additional year. I love it here, it feels like home.

“I’m impressed with the appointment of Brian Mac. I’m sure with his experience and the signings we’ve made to strengthen the side, we can go one step further in 2022.”

Chisholm qualifies to play for France through his mother and grandparents. He won four caps for France in 2011.

Luke Briscoe “honoured” to return to hometown club Featherstone

Luke Briscoe in action for Leeds

Featherstone have re-signed winger Luke Briscoe from Leeds for the 2022 Championship season.

The 27-year-old scored 43 tries in 44 appearances for Featherstone between 2017-18 prior to his move to Leeds.

In 2018, Briscoe broke a try scoring record as he scored in 17 consecutive games, surpassing Martin Offiah’s record of 15.

Briscoe scored four tries in 25 games for the Rhinos in 2021.

Briscoe said: “It’s a massive honour, it’s my hometown club.

“The main goal is to get into Super League. The boys just missed out this year in the last game and my goal is to come here and help us get in to Super League.”

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