during a PNG Rugby League World Cup media opportunity at XXXXXX on October 26, 2017 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the release of Kurt Baptiste from his playing contract with the club with immediate effect due to personal and family reasons.

Baptiste will return to the NRL and has signed with the Sydney Roosters according to the club statement.

Leigh Centurions head of rugby Keiron Cunningham said: “Sometimes things just don’t work out with players from overseas which has been seen many times of late. It’s a big difference across the other side of the world and is sometimes a lonely place for players’ families trying to settle.

“Kurt arrived late with the World Cup and his holiday so missed the pre-season and then was unfortunate to sustain an injury which obviously set him back and added to the situation.

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“We have always run a club where we put family first. Where a player’s happiness and well being is being affected it is in neither party’s interest for the relationship to continue if a mutual agreement can be found which we always endeavour to do and have managed on this occasion.

“We wish Kurt a safe journey back to Australia and a successful season once his injury recovers and thank him for showing an interest in our club.”

24 COMMENTS

  1. Very good signing from the Roosters, plenty of depth now at Chookville, they are closing in on Parra’s great depth for this season. One more big signing to come with 350K still under the cap to spend. Crowey3301 I said it before and I will say it again. Roosters vs Parra grand final this year mate.

  2. THE GAME IS RIGGED BROWN PAPER BAGS UNDER THE TABLE “”NICK THE TRICK”” POLITIS HAS HOODWINKED THE NRL SO NOW THE RORTERS HAVE TWO FULL 1ST GRADE SQUADS IN 2018…

    Shadow…

  3. I CANT STOP LAUGHING OVER HERE IM GIGGLING MY HEAD OFF ON THE FLOOR IN MY COMPUTER ROOM WOW ANOTHER SIGNING WELL THATS 3 TOP SIGNINGS IN 3 WEEKS, KEEP GOING “”NICK THE TRICK”” YOUR MAKING A LAUGHING STOCK OUT OF THE NRL KEEP BUYING SON YOUR A TRUE LEGENDARY GENIUS…

    Shadow…

  4. Excellent signing for the Roosters. Was really hoping the Broncos would sign him up. It’s hard to see anyone beating the Roosters this season.

    • What a laugh! Don’t you remember the joke with Kirisome Auva’a? The NRL waited until after the GF to suspend him, months after he was convicted of bashing his ex girl friend in a court of law. Now that’s a joke.

  5. I use to barrack for whoever was playing Manly, I think I’ll change that to whoever is playing the Roosters.

  6. Poor little vermin supporters STI & SHADOW, panties all in a twist STILL over Angus Crichton? Can’t cop a trick can you fellas? hahahahaha. Go the mighty chooks

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