Championship outfit London Broncos have confirmed the release of Italy international Ronny Palumbo ahead of the 2023 campaign.
Palumbo, 31, was not included in the side’s squad numbers announcement earlier this week. He wore shirt number 18 in the capital last season.
The Australian-born player had re-signed for the 2023 campaign, having made 22 appearances in his debut year with London Broncos.
The forward also represented Italy at the delayed 2021 World Cup, featuring from the bench against Australia.
“London Broncos can confirm Ronny Palumbo has returned to Australia and will play no part in the club’s 2023 campaign,” the side said in a statement.
“The 31-year-old signed for the Broncos at the beginning of last season and made 22 appearances during his time in the capital.
“The club respects Ronny’s decision to return to his country of birth and departs with our very best wishes for the future.”
London Broncos 2023 squad
So far, director of rugby and performance Mike Eccles has confirmed a 22-man squad for their 2023 campaign. Numbers 18, 19, 20 and 21 have been left vacant.
Fiji international and new recruit Henry Raiwalui is set to wear number 17 with his new club. Elsewhere in the halves, Oli Leyland and Rian Horsman have received numbers six and seven respectively.
Dan Hoyes (23), Jenson Monk (24) and Euan Parke (26) have all been promoted from the club’s academy.
Scotland international full-back Alex Walker has been promoted to the number one shirt. Joining from York, Marcus Stock will wear shirt number 12 in his debut year with the club.
Rhys Curran and Siti Moceidreke were also left out of the club’s squad for 2023. Love Rugby League contacted London Broncos for comment, who confirmed that they will be providing a full update on their futures in due course.