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Newcastle Knights five-eighth Carlos Tuimavave will depart the Club at season’s end after being released from the final year of his contract.

Tuimavave joined the Knights in 2015 on a two-year deal however the Club understands a three-year contract in England provides the young utility some longer-term security. 

“We have agreed to release Carlos based on what is best for him and his family,” Director of Football Michael Hagan said.

“We didn’t want to deny Carlos the opportunity to play more consistent football with a long-term contract on the table for him.

“He is a good young footballer and he goes to England with our very best wishes.”

 The 23-year-old has played four games of NRL for the Knights and a total of 13 NRL matches.

“I have enjoyed my time at the Knights, so this wasn’t an easy decision to make,” Tuimavave said.

“However, I feel it was the best decision for me to make as I’m about to have a young family and to secure long term security and a future for them and myself was important.

“I want to say thank you to the Club, the players and coaches and the fans for the opportunity to play here. I have learned a lot in my time at the Club.”