The Sydney Roosters have today announced that Daniel Mortimer has been granted an immediate release from his contract to join the Gold Coast Titans.
“It is with reluctance that the club grants this release, but we do so with the view that it is in the best interests of Daniel’s long-term playing future. Daniel has a lot to offer the NRL, but unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to secure more game time in our halves this year,” said Sydney Roosters Chief Operating Officer Football, Brian Canavan.
“While it’s sad to be leaving the Roosters, I’m looking forward to taking hold of this new opportunity,” said Mortimer.
“I’m so grateful for my time here at the Roosters. I have so many great memories, especially last year. From Robbo and the coaching team, the players and all the staff, the Roosters have been like family and while I might be moving on, the club and everyone who’s a part of it will always be special to me,” he added.
Sydney Roosters Head Coach, Trent Robinson, said: “On the very first day I met Daniel when I returned to the club, I asked him to stay, and it speaks volumes of the type of man he is that he did, when he had other opportunities available to him.
“Daniel typifies the type of player we’ve been trying to build our team around, and while it’s sad to see him go, I’m excited to see him pursue a more regular opportunity in the halves,” said Robinson.
“Popular among his teammates and a valued contributor both on and off the field, the Roosters are certainly far better for the service Daniel has given our club. It has been an honour to coach him and he’ll always have many friends here at the Roosters,” he added.
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