Dave Petersen leaves Hull KR to pursue Australia dream with Mackay Cutters
HULL KR loose-forward Dave Petersen says an opportunity to play in Australia was 'too good to miss' and is the only reason he is leaving the Robins.
The 20-year-old was due to sign a new deal at Craven Park after breaking into the first team in the latter stages of last season.
However, he has now opted to sign a one-year contract with Queensland Cup outfit Mackay Cutters.
"One minute I was signing for Hull KR and the next this opportunity came along," Petersen said.
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"It was too good an opportunity to miss and I wondered whether it would ever come round again.
"Joel Clinton has just signed for the Cutters from KR and another team-mate Louis Sheriff will be playing for Brisbane Redcliffe Dolphins in the same league, so I will know a few guys down there.
"If I come back a better person and a better player, I will have achieved my goal and I will have that experience on my CV."
Petersen had spent last season on a dual-registration with KR and Workington Town.
He had been seen as a possible replacement for Scott Murrell at the Robins, who was released at the end of last season after seven years with the club, signing for Championship club Halifax.