It was meant to be a move that revitalised his NRL career and one that led him on the road to a long stint in first-grade but it was not to be for Paul Carter.
The now former South Sydney Rabbitoh has been sacked by the club for breaching the Club’s Code of Conduct and specific clauses in his contract.
Carter, a talented player on the field, has had well-documented off-field issues in the past both at former club, the Gold Coast Titans and now the Bunnies.
With his contract terminated, the future is unclear for Carter but in a statement released by Souths, they will continue to look after his welfare.
â€œthe Board has made a decision today to terminate Paulâ€™s contract immediately as a result of his recent conduct,” said Shane Richardson, Souths General Manager of Football.
â€œWe have given Paul all of the support, and every opportunity, to get his career and life back on track but unfortunately he has been unable to meet the standards we had agreed when Paul joined the Club.
â€œThis is a bigger issue than football for Paul. Needless to say, we will continue to provide welfare, support and assistance to Paul in his continuing rehabilitation.â€