Australian winger granted release from Leeds

Joe Vickery

He went to the Super League with the idea of forging a new career and a fresh start but an ankle injury sustained in May has since robbed him of that chance, with Australian winger Joe Vickery and the Leeds Rhinos agreeing to part ways.

Given a release from the remainder of his contract, the former Gold Coast Titan had initially earned his contract with Leeds after impressing in a trial, but injuries have since denied him the chance to play more.

Despite a short tenure at the club and unable to play consistently due to injury, Vickery says he harbours no regrets about his move to the Super League and is looking forward to a move back to Australia to undertake the next chapter in his life.

“I don’t regret anything and I just want to thank the club for giving me the best opportunity ever,” said Vickery.

“I wish things had worked out differently but that wasn’t to be. The World Club Challenge against Melbourne was probably the highlight of my life, to run out in front vigrx rip off of that incredible crowd and be part of that game was a huge moment for me.

“I will take some time off now to travel for a bit and then I will be heading home to Australia to start the next chapter of my life.”

Leeds coach Brian McDermott praised the departing winger, saying his professionalism was a key asset and that he quickly became a fan favourite despite only having played 10 games in total for the club.

“Joe leaves the club with our very best wishes and thanks for his efforts since coming to the Rhinos,” said McDermott.

“I think he deserves a lot of credit for backing himself and coming over here to try and earn a shot at playing top flight rugby league. He has been very honest and very professional during his time at the club. He can be proud that he backed himself and joins a very select group of players who have represented this great club.

“He was a very popular member of the squad and we all wish him well.”

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