Leeds favourite Konrad Hurrell has waved an emotional goodbye to the Rhinos faithful.
The 30-year-old centre has left the Rhinos after three seasons upon the expiry of his contract. He is expected to join their Super League rivals St Helens for next season.
Konrad Hurrell scored 23 tries in 43 appearances for the Rhinos, and became a fan favourite on the terraces at Headingley.
Hurrell posted on social media: “Thank you, Leeds Rhinos.
“Three years have gone so quick when you are loving it. A massive thank you to Gary, Kev and Dave for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this amazing club and making my Super League debut.
“Massive thank you to all the coaches and staff for helping me out in the last three years. Sorry for making your job a bit more challenging! I appreciate the love from you all.
“To my brothers, first of all, apologies for all the missed tackles and drop balls I’ve made in the last three years! Thank you all for welcoming me into the family. The hardest bit here is that I won’t get to annoy you all everyday but I’m sure you guys are looking forward to not having me around annoying you all. Going to miss you all man. All the best next year my bros, but not when I see you!
“To our members and fans, just wow. What an experience man – something I will never forget. The dancing, the signing, the cheering – everything. I’m going to miss you all. Be nice to me next time I see you all!
“We marching. Thank you again, Leeds Rhinos.”
— Konrad Hurrell (@konmanhurrell) October 7, 2021
Hurrell, who has won 11 caps for his native Tonga, made 116 NRL appearances for New Zealand Warriors and Gold Coast Titans before his switch to Leeds in 2019.
The powerhouse centre is expected to link up with Tonga coach Kristian Woolf at St Helens in 2022. Hurrell will be hoping to play for Tonga in his third World Cup next autumn.