Willie Tonga
Free agent in 2012

The North Queensland Cowboys have today released centre Willie Tonga from the final year of his contract to pursue other opportunities with his rugby league career.

General Manager – Football Peter Parr said Tonga, who has been a valued member of the Cowboys’ squad for the past three seasons, would remain a key part of the club’s 2011 NRL campaign.

The Cowboys and Tonga have mutually agreed that it is best for him to seek a contract at another club from the end of this season.

Tonga said his decision to leave the Cowboys a year earlier than expected was not for football-related reasons, but rather for a change of lifestyle.

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