George Williams has been granted an immediate release from the Canberra Raiders, NRL.com has revealed.
After a period of uncertainty over his future and requests to depart at the end of the season, a deal was agreed on Tuesday that he wouldn’t represent the club again.
Raiders CEO Don Furner said the decision to release Williams now was in the best interests for all parties.
“George and his partner have asked on a number of occasions for a release to return to England to be closer to their families and we’ve decided to grant their request,” Furner said in a statement release by the Raiders.
“George withdrew from training today and from the game this weekend which highlighted to the Club the seriousness of George’s request.
“Over the past several weeks we have supported George and provided him with the best welfare support we could, however as a club we felt that his position at the club moving forward became untenable.”