When you play rugby league, you know it is in your blood, and no matter whar you try to do, you always have an inkling to play on – and for retired Eels legend Nathan Hindmarsh, the possibility remains that he may turn out for the Moss Vale Dragons, a NSW Southern Highlands rugby league side.
With talks underway for the Eels legend to make some apperances for the Dragons, it is lifelong family friend and current Dragons coach Andrew Bowie, who has been talking to Hindmarsh about the possibility of a return.
“Nothing is set in concrete yet because Nathan is still deciding what he wants to do,” Bowie said.
“Certainly, we don't expect him to play every game because of his other work (TV and NRL) commitments. I spoke to him very soon after I got the job and asked if he knew any decent front rowers that were available.
“That's when he suggested he might have a run.
“It would be great for the club if it happened.”
Signing Hindmarsh would be a coup for the Dragons, who were unable to field a side last year, though Bowie says that additional funding would need to be acquired, in order to have Hindmarsh play for them.
The former Eel is no stranger to the region, however, having played there as a young kid, after his home town of Robertson did not have enough players to field a team.
To make things even more special for the now retired rugby league player, Bowie says that should Hindmarsh make the decision to return, plans will be made to host a game in his home town of of Robertson.
“It would be great to see him have one last run at Robertson,” Bowie said.