FORMER Bradford Bulls and Keighley Cougars half-back Dane Chisholm has announced his retirement from professional rugby league.

The 33-year-old made 143 appearances in the professional game, having made his NRL debut for Melbourne Storm back in 2011.

He also won four caps for France on the international stage, qualifying to represent the European nation via family heritage.

On X (former known as Twitter), Chisholm posted: “I've decided to hang the boots up professionally. What a ride that was.

“I’ve made mates for life, travelled the world but most of all got to meet my beautiful wife and have my amazing kids.

“Thanks to everyone who made the journey such a good one. Onto the next phase.”

The Australia-born half-back joined Bradford Bulls from Melbourne for the 2016 campaign before linking up with Sheffield Eagles the following season.

Chisholm made a return to Odsal after a brief stint with Sheffield, scoring 28 tries and kicking 135 goals in 43 appearances for the Bulls.

After appearing for Featherstone on loan, Chisholm then made his move to Post Office Road a permanent one.

After scoring 28 tries and kicking 146 goals in 54 appearances for Rovers, he then headed back to West Yorkshire to link up with Keighley Cougars, where he played 24 games.

Keighley News: Dane Chisholm readying a kick for goal at Keighley CougarsDane Chisholm readying a kick for goal at Keighley Cougars (Image: JT Sports Media)

The former NRL man finished his career back at Featherstone, playing six games for Rovers last season. In October, the Championship side announced that Chisholm was one of 17 players leaving the club following their failure to gain promotion to Super League.

As of today, Chisholm has decided to call time on his career and move on to the next chapter of his life.