Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dobson Has Played Last Game for Salford

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dobson Has Played Last Game for Salford

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SALFORD captain Michael Dobson has played his last game for the club after it was confirmed he is to return to his native Australia at the end of the season.

The 31-year-old halfback needs an operation on a thumb injury sustained in the defeat to Wigan a fortnight ago, which means he has pulled on a Red Devils shirt for the last time.

Dobson said: "I've been thinking about it for the last year and I've got a young family and it's time to take the family home.

"I've been here for 10 seasons now and we're just ready to go back, settle down and take a step back from full-time rugby league."

Coach Ian Watson said Dobson informed him of his desire to move back to Australia back in pre-season.

"While we hoped Dobbo may change his mind, his decision to take his family home is the right one for him but as a person, and a player," said the Red Devils boss. …

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