Not standing in the way of a more suitable offer, the New Zealand Warriors have released James Gavet who will join the Newcastle Knights.
With 1-year remaining left at the Warriors, the Kiwi club made a decision to allow Gavet to sign with the Knights on two-year deal.
The Warriors were quick to praise Gavet with club CEO Cameron George praising the hulking prop for his service to the club.
“James has been a good servant of this club and always gave it his all on the footy field,” George said.
“But he’s been given a great opportunity and we wish him all the best for the future.”
With the Knights eager to sign more big bodies, the addition of James Gavet comes at an important time for a club on the rise.
“James adds a lot to our squad,” Newcastle Knights Player List Manager Troy Pezet said.
“He’s a big body who plays with a lot of aggression and energy.
“Last season was a breakout year for James. We feel we’re getting him at the right time.
“He’s starting to play some his best football and still has room for growth.”
Eager to get started, Gavet is looking forward to being part of a fresh, revamped Knights side on the rise.
“This is a Club going places,” Gavet said.
“It’s a fresh start for me and I’m really excited about what the future holds.”