Hull KR captain Joel Tomkins has abandoned just 2 years left on his deal to the team.
The Super League club created the surprise announcement five days after procuring their standing, stating they allowed England and the Wigan ahead a release on compassionate grounds.
Tomkins joined Rovers at June 2018 after his sudden exit from Wigan and made 35 appearances.
Hull KR coach Tony Smith said:”Joel has requested the team for a launch on compassionate grounds and we have accepted.
“Joel and I’ve got a terrific relationship and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with one another.
“Everybody at the club would like to wish him all the very best of luck for the future and thank him for his time, efforts and leadership whilst at Rovers.”
Tomkins signed an extension which was due to run until the conclusion of 2021, after joining Rovers on a contract and then he had been selected as captain for 2019, taking more than Shaun Lunt.
Tomkins, whose second move isn’t yet known, stated:”I want to thank each of the players, staff and fans of Hull KR for their support throughout my time at the club.
“I would like to thank (proprietor ) Neil Hudgell and Tony Smith for realizing my own position and accepting my petition to be published.
“I think that now is the correct time for me to move on and take a look at the following chapter of my profession.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Tony and really believe he is the ideal man to carry this club to another level. I want the team the best of luck for the future.”
Tomkins, who missed the ast game of the club becomes the seventh player as Smith prepares to rebuild the team after their close shave with relegation to leave the club.
Danny McGuire has retired and will take up an role with the club, who announced the departure of Josh Drinkwater, Chris Atkin and James Greenwood a month.
Ryan Shaw, who has changed codes has followed them.
Dean Hadley and Jez Litten will be the only supported signings for next season, even though the team are considered to have lined up a range of fresh faces, such as former New Zealand Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

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