The Parramatta Eels have released half Jamal Fogarty, effective immediately.

The club released a short statement confirming Fogarty’s departure.

Fogarty left the Burleigh Bears at the end of 2016 after signing with Parramatta but has made the decision to return to the Gold Coast and play out the season with Burleigh.

After playing in the halves for Eels feeder club Wentworthville in Round 13, Fogarty made the move back to the Coast during the week and slotted straight back into the Burleigh number 7 jersey to help guide the Bears to a much-needed win.

“He only got back on Friday night, trained with us in the captain’s run and played Saturday,” Bears coach Jim Lenihan said.

“He probably wouldn’t have played, but Harry Siejka pulled up with a hamstring issue. So, with Harry out there was an opportunity to pull him in so we went with it.”

Fogarty has been named as a reserve for the Gold Coast Titans this week.

Read the Eels statement below:

The Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club Pty Limited has released half-back Jamal Fogarty effective immediately.

Jamal joined the Eels at the beginning of the 2017 pre-season from the Queensland Cup Burleigh Bears.

We thank him for his contribution to the Blue & Gold and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Parramatta Eels 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Jarryd Hayne (Gold Coast Titans, 2018), Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers, 2019), Jaeman Salmon (2020), Tony Williams (Cronulla Sharks, 2018)
2018 Losses
Troy Dargan (Brisbane Broncos), Isaac De Gois (retired), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Jamal Fogarty, James Hasson (released), Frank Pritchard (retired), Semi Radradra (rugby union), Jeff Robson (retired), Kelepi Tanginoa (Manly Sea Eagles), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers)
Nathan Davis (2018), David Gower (2019), Cameron King (2019), Tepai Moeroa (2019), Will Smith (2020)
Off Contract 2019
Daniel Alvaro, Andrew Davey, Bevan French, Clinton Gutherson, Josh Hoffman, George Jennings, Michael Jennings, Greg Leleisiuao, Manu Ma'u, Tim Mannah, Matt McIlwrick, Tepai Moeroa, Mitchell Moses, Kaysa Pritchard, Brad Takairangi, Peni Terepo, Stefano Utoikamanu
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  1. I have said it on here before, but after watching him in a handful of Intrust games last year I honestly didn’t see what all the fuss was about. People were talking him up as the next big thing, and I just didn’t see it. Was a good depth player, and I don’t see him getting much, if any game time at the Gold Coast either as theyn have a plethora of halves. Although they have named McQueen at 6 this week, which is odd, so who knows?

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