Canberra Raiders forward Trevor Thurling hasn't given up hope of reviving his NRL career despite being forced out of the side.
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The 28-year-old also admitted he was upset about the timing of his exit from the Raiders, disappointed he hadn't been given a genuine opportunity to move to another NRL club mid-season in 2012.
Thurling and the Raiders have agreed on a monetary settlement to part ways despite the Queanbeyan junior still having another year to run on his contract in Canberra.
He has agreed to play with the Queanbeyan Blues in the Canberra Raiders Cup next year, unless another professional opportunity arises.
The English Super League club Wakefield Wildcats has tabled a two-year offer which Thurling will decide on this week, but his family is reluctant to leave Australia.