Leilua departing at season’s end

The Newcastle Knights and Joey Leilua have mutually agreed to part ways at the conclusion of season 2015.

Leilua has exercised a clause in his contract allowing him to terminate the final year of his contract being 2016.

“Joey is a quality player and we are disappointed to lose him for next season however we certainly wanted to work with him to reach an amicable outcome for both parties,” Director of Football Michael Hagan said.

The Club has been working through the process with Leilua and his management before finalising the matter this week.

“This is a personal decision for me and I want to thank the Knights for working through it with me,” Leilua said.

“Now that it is finalised, I want to focus on playing good football for the Knights and finishing off the season well.”

Leilua joined the Knights in season 2013 and has played 50 games for the Club to date.