It was a move anticipated for quite some time in light of recent moves the Parramatta Eels have made, with the Newcastle Knights signing young gun Pauli Pauli.
The Eels, who gave Pauli his opportunity, released him from the final two years of his contract and released the following statement:
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels have today released Pauli Pauli from the final two years of his contract.
Pauli will take up an opportunity at another NRL club from the 2016 season onwards.
The club thanks Pauli for his 33 games in Blue and Gold and wishes him every success for his future.
With 33 NRL games to date, the signing is one that has Knights coach Nathan Brown pleased.
â€œThis is great news for the Club because Pauli certainly improves our squad,â€ coach Nathan Brown said.
â€œPauli is a young forward and will continue to develop and improve his game at the Knights.
â€œHe immediately adds good size to our forward pack and we look forward to welcoming him to the Club.â€