On the back of a potential try of the season candidate for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Kerrod Holland has decided to retire at season’s end.
Holland, who has covered several positions at during his 69 NRL games to date at the Bulldogs, said he and his partner made the decision to return to Newcastle.
“I’ve made a decision with my partner that we’re going to go back home,” Holland said.
“I’ve booked a removalist truck and we’re moving back to Newcastle.
“I’ve got a couple of games left in the NRL and then that’ll be my time up.”
Having been down in Sydney for five years, Holland has been able to live out his rugby league dream and start a family.
Though with those now done, they felt like it was the right time to move back home.
“My partner and I, we’ve been down in Sydney for five years away from family,” said Holland.
“I’ve got a young family now that I didn’t have when I first started and it’s about to grow.”
Although Holland was always hopeful that the rugby league dream would continue, he’s resigned to the fact that it may not.
“It’s time to move past football and chase my dream which I thought I’ve done,” continued Holland.
“I’d like for it to continue but I don’t think it’s going to.
“Unfortunately, you don’t always get the fairy tale and I’m happy with that.”