Ex-St Helens and Leigh Leopards man leaves Championship club as they lose two players in two days

Whitehaven Rugby League have confirmed the release Josh Eaves from his contract as per the player’s request.

They released the following statement:

“The club are disappointed and did not want to lose Josh but understand his reasons for the release. When Josh signed for the club he was starting a teaching degree at university and his placement made him available for training. Upon returning for pre season training Josh informed the coaching staff that he would struggle to make any further training sessions due to his placement being changed after the Christmas period.

“After some deliberation with Josh and the coaching staff it was agreed by all parties the best thing to do was agree to the release.

“All at the club would like to wish Josh well in his future endeavours both on and off the field.”

Eaves previously played for St Helens, Leigh Leopards, Wakefield Trinity and Newcastle Thunder.

This decision comes after the release of Adam Bulman who fell out of love with the game

On this, the club said:

“Andrew approached the club and asked for a release from his contract as he had fallen out of love with rugby and wanted to pursue opportunities away from the game.

“The club are disappointed and wanted to keep Andrew, but we understand his decision and wish Andrew all the best in his future and hopefully we will see him playing in chocolate blue and gold again in the future. ”

Speaking on his departure Bulman said “I would like to thank the board for allowing me the opportunity to have played for Whitehaven for the past four seasons and I wish them all the best for 2023″

Andrew first signed for the club ahead of the 2019 season and scored 45 tries in 67 appearances including now being the joint club record holder of tries scored in a game when he scored 6 vs Wigan St Pats in only his third professional game in the Challenge Cup in March 2019.

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