Woolnough NRL return ‘right decision’

Adam Woolnough has declared his decision to come out retirement and join Melbourne for the 2011 season as the right one.

The former Newcastle and Penrith prop has just spent a year travelling the world with his wife but decided to make a return to the NRL after a get together with former Storm forward and pal Clint Newton.

“It’s a good feeling,” said Woolnough, after his first training session with the squad.

“I’m glad Melbourne turned on the weather for me, it certainly turned on the training session, it was a tough one.”

“It’s great to back playing rugby league, or at least preparing to play next year in 2011.

“I know it’s the right decision. In 2010 I went away and had a great time doing that, but there was something that I wanted to achieve and fortunately the Melbourne Storm has given me an opportunity.

“I definitely have no regrets, as hard as that was just then, I’m really relishing the challenge.”

Woolnough is keen to help the Storm re-establish themselves as NRL heavyweights following the salary cap scandal which came to light earlier this year.

The NRL‘s subsequent disciplinary action saw the club stripped of both the 2007 and 2009 NRL titles and unable to earn any points during the entire season, meaning they finished dead last.

But Woolnough remains happy to be given the opportunity to resurrect his career.

“In the back of my mind it was there, but I didn’t know if it was realistic or not that a club would want to take on someone like myself,” said Woolnough.

“But with the problems that happened here this year an opportunity arose, that’s when I approached Craig and things have fallen in the right spot for me.”


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