Anthony Mitchell

Another player is set to part ways with their club before the June 30 deadline, with Roosters interchange hooker Anthony Mitchell to join the North Queensland Cowboys, effective immediately.

Although disappointed to see him go, Roosters Chief Executive Steve Noyce knows that the chance to return home to be with his family, is a bonus for Mitchell.

“A Townsville Brothers junior, we are aware of Anthony’s ties to far north Queensland and recognise that this is a wonderful opportunity for him to go home to his family and secure his future.

“Anthony has been a terrific ambassador for the Sydney Roosters both on and off the field in his time with the club and he leaves with our best wishes for the future.”

The Cowboys are pleased with the signing of Mitchell, and have agreed to a deal with the departing Rooster, until the end of the 2013 NRL season.

“We’re very happy to be able to attract a former North Queensland junior like Anthony to the Cowboys,” North Queensland General Manager – Football Peter Parr said.

“With the long-term injury to James Segeyaro, Anthony will give us some much-needed depth in the hooker position.

“We think he will feel right at home here with us.”

By ricky

5 thoughts on “Roosters release Mitchell effective immediately”
  1. You can’t have a player that doesnt want to be there . My worry is why do the players want to leave the Roosters . Please explain Brian Smith .

  2. I think the Roosters are just going through that transitional phase of players. They made the intentions clear with the mountain of re-signings they’ve completed already, and some players knew that the time was right to move on.

  3. That’s fine but players wanting to leave immediatly is my problem. Both Perrett & Mitchell have signed for next year. If it was a happy club the players would want to finish the season with their “friends” not leave a.s.a.p. See what I’m getting at?

  4. I guess the whole mid-season transfer thing just gives players an avenue to explore, if they’re looking for a new challenge or opportunity. I wouldn’t imagine that there’s anything overly sinister or wrong with the actual culture at the club.
    It’s probably more due to the fact that Mitchell knows he’ll see limited game time at the Roosters, and with Payne the only recognised hooker at the Cowboys, it’ll give Mitchell the chance to showcase his talents more.

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