Rhinos release forward

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed they have released forward Nathaniel Peteru after agreeing to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

The 27-year-old joined the club at the start of 2018 and has gone on to make over 30 appearances for the club.

He will now depart Headingley Stadium to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

“Firstly I would like to thank the club, the players, the coaches and staff for making me and my family feel welcome during my time at Leeds, he told the Rhinos’ website. It has been a privilege to represent the club and has also been a great journey for myself.

Peteru joined the Rhinos from Gold Coast in 2018.

“I am thankful to the club for allowing me to leave to pursue my ambitions elsewhere and I would also like to pay tribute to the fans who have been unreal to me since I arrived at the club.  I leave with fond memories and wish the Rhinos all the best for the future.”

Leeds’ Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield added:“After speaking with Nathaniel we understand that he wants to explore new opportunities away from the club and we have therefore come to an agreement to release him early from his contract.

“On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Nathaniel for all he has given to the Rhinos during his two seasons at Emerald Headingley. He has been a popular member of our squad and leaves with our best wishes and thanks.  I know he is excited about the new challenges ahead and we wish him the best of luck for the future.”