Sometimes a move is the best thing for a player, and when it is to be closer to family, there is no better reason – and that is exactly what Mackay Cutters and North Queensland back-rower Dane Hogan did, signing a 2-year deal with the Easts Tigers.
Hogan, 23, who is a Bribie Island junior, said that family played a big part in his move South, and he is looking forward to playing for the club.
â€œEasts seems like a good clubâ€¦ I know a lot of people here, friends and family, so that was one of the main reasons in coming back to Brisbane,â€ he said.
â€œMy old man still lives at Bribie as well, so itâ€™s good not being too far away from him.â€
Hogan, who was at the Cowboys since 2008, before playing in 10 first-grade games in 2010, he sees the move as a ‘fresh start.’
â€œI probably wasnâ€™t enjoying my footy as much as Iâ€™d like last year, so thought Iâ€™d come down here. Iâ€™m really looking forward to the change,” he said.
â€œWe only moved last week, so still getting my house sorted and then pre-season isnâ€™t too far away.â€