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.
â€œA Townsville Brothers junior, we are aware of Anthonyâ€™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.
â€œAnthony 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.â€
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.
â€œWeâ€™re very happy to be able to attract a former North Queensland junior like Anthony to the Cowboys,â€ North Queensland General Manager â€“ Football Peter Parr said.
â€œWith the long-term injury to James Segeyaro, Anthony will give us some much-needed depth in the hooker position.
â€œWe think he will feel right at home here with us.â€