The Sydney Roosters have today agreed to release centre Dale Copley from his playing contract with immediate effect to enable him to take up an opportunity at another NRL club.

Roosters CEO John Lee said: “Dale is a terrific person, and we appreciate the contribution he has made to our Club over his time with us, however we have provided this release with the view that it is in his best interests to secure his long-term future.

“On behalf of everyone associated with the Roosters, we wish Dale all the very best in his career moving forward,” he added.