The South Sydney Rabbitohs announce that utility forward Shannan McPherson has sought a release from the remaining year of his contract with the club and will be moving on at the end of the season to take up a long-term contract in the English Super League.
McPherson, a South Sydney junior, has played over 80 first grade games for the Rabbitohs in a first grade career which began in 2005.
McPherson approached the club about gaining a release to take up the opportunity in the Super League, a request to which the Rabbitohs agreed.
Mr Richardson says Shannan will be missed at the Club
“It’s always tough when one of your juniors moves on but we wish Shannan the best of luck with his new adventure,” Mr Richardson said.
“He received an offer to head to the UK and felt it was a good time for him and his young family to experience a bit of the world and ply his trade overseas.
“He approached us about a release and we felt that we couldn’t stand in his way.
“He has been a great influence at our Club both on and off the field and we wish him and his family the best come season’s end.
“For the moment Shannan remains a Rabbitoh and he and the team will be doing everything they can to extend their season into the finals for the rest of this year.”