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Satae granted request for release

The Vodafone Warriors have today agreed to grant prop Chris Satae an immediate release from his contract to continue his career in the English Super League.

The 26-year-old Satae, who has made 15 NRL appearances for the Vodafone Warriors since his debut in 2017, has been a regular for the club’s Canterbury Cup NSW side over the last three seasons.

“We’ve reluctantly agreed to Chris’ request for an early release,” said Vodafone Warriors general manager football Brian Smith.

“He was contracted until 2021 but he has received an opportunity in England for the rest of this season and then another four years. It gives Chris and his family tremendous security and we wouldn’t want to stand in his way.

“He has been really impressive for our Canterbury Cup side but has had limited chances to play for the NRL side due to the competition for places.

“We’re really happy for Chris, we thank him for everything he has done for the club and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Satae finishes with 47 appearances for the Vodafone Warriors in the Canterbury Cup, the last of them in the 30-22 win over Wentworthville on July 27. He has been a key performer in the team’s run of good form in recent weeks averaging well in excess of 200 metres in his last four games and more than 170 metres in his 14 Canterbury Cup appearances this season.

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