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Korbin Sims Competition - NRL Premiership Round - Round 03 Teams - Newcastle Knights V Canberra Raiders - 19th of March 2016 Venue - Hunter Stadium, Broadmeadow, Newcastle NSW Photographer - Paul Barkley

The Newcastle Knights has granted Korbin Sims’ request for an immediate release from the final year of his contract.

Sims, who joined the Club in 2011 and played 76 NRL games, was contracted for the 2017 season.

“The Club carefully considered the request and following further discussions with Korbin and his management have decided to grant his release,” CEO Matt Gidley said.

“We thank Korbin for his contribution to the Club and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

The Club has commenced and will continue recruitment discussions following the departure of Sims.

“The Club is in a very strong position to enter the player market and improve our squad for 2017 and beyond,” Gidley concluded.