Castleford Tigers are disappointed to announce that their captain Danny Nutley will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Although very happy with the club, Danny and his family are badly missing home and feel that it is best that they return to Australia.
Richard Wright said: "We are very sorry to be losing Danny, his contribution to the club this year has been immense. However as a club we understand that factors away from the playing field sometimes have to be considered and that is the case with Danny. It would have been wrong to tie him to his contract and although we didn't want to lose him we wish him well for the future."
Danny himself said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Castleford and will continue to give my very best over the remaining weeks of the season. I feel that the club has potentially a tremendous future and would have loved to have been part of that. However at times other factors have to be considered, and family matters, for example my young children's schooling, are of great importance to me. After re-signing, the enormity of being here for another three years hit home, and after giving the matter a great deal of thought, as a family, we have decided to return home. It is with great regret that I have made this decision, especially after Terry bestowed upon me the great honour of captaining a club with such an illustrious history as the Tigers.
"I would like to thank the Castleford Board of Directors, especially Richard Wright, for their understanding of my situation and in allowing my early release to return home.
"I would also like to thank the Tigers fans, the best in the world of rugby league, and the people of Castleford for the welcome and support they gave me and I wish you much success in the years ahead. I can assure you that my remaining time at the club will be devoted to ensuring that the Tigers stay where they belong, in the Super League."
In giving Danny this early release we have enabled him to obtain a contract in the NRL.