NRL: Cronulla Sharks sign stand-off Daniel Holdsworth on 12-month deal
Former Salford and Hull stand-off Daniel Holdsworth has signed a 12-month contract with NRL side Cronulla Sharks.
Last Updated: 08/11/13 10:25am
The 29-year-old Australian secured a release from the last year of his contract with Hull on personal grounds.
He is expected to provide back-up to Cronulla's regular half-backs Todd Carney and Jeff Robson.
"I'm really happy, it's a great club and nice and close to home," said Holdsworth. "I'm just happy to be here and ripping in.
"I've been in England for four years now and I've got a wife, so gone are the days you just think of yourself.
"We realised we wanted to stay home (in Australia) and made that decision. My manager made a few calls and I've ended up here."
Holdsworth, who started training with his new club this week, began his NRL career at St George Illawarra in 2004 and also played for Canterbury Bulldogs before moving to Super League with Salford in 2010.
"I'm really excited (coach Shane Flanagan) has given me an opportunity back in the NRL," said Holdsworth. "I'll rip in over pre-season, do my best and see what happens.
"I saw a lot of footy over in England and watched most of the Sharks games.
"They did well to finished fifth and were a bit unlucky in the semis but they've got a great squad so I'm just happy to be in the mix."