NRL Rd 14 - Roosters v Storm
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Christian Tuipulotu of the Roosters catches the ball during the round 14 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm at the Sydney Cricket Ground on August 13, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Sydney Roosters have released Christian Tuipulotu to join a rival club.

According to The Australian’s Brent Read, Tuipulotu is set to link up with the Manly Sea Eagles.

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The Tricolours confirmed in a statement on Monday afternoon that the 19-year old had been released immediately.

“Christian has been a hard-working and committed member of our squad, and the club’s provision of this release has been made with the view that it is in his best interests to secure his long-term future,”  Roosters Recruitment Manager Daniel Anderson told the club website.

“We wish Christian well, and thank him for the contribution he has made over his time at the club.”

Tuipulotu made his NRL debut this season in Round 14 in his sole appearance at first-grade level.