In a surprise move, the Newcastle Knights have granted forward Korbin Sims an early release from his contract.
With rumours abound that he is set to join either the South Sydney Rabbitohs or the Brisbane Broncos, the club made a careful decision about the future of Sims.
“The Club carefully considered the request and following further discussions with Korbin and his management have decided to grant his release,” CEO Matt Gidley said.
“We thank Korbin for his contribution to the Club and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”
Sims joined the club in 2011 and played 76 NRL games as the Knights look to build upon their squad for 2017.
“The Club is in a very strong position to enter the player market and improve our squad for 2017 and beyond,” Gidley concluded.