Wests Tigers release England international Oliver Gildart

Josh McAllister
Oliver Gildart Wests Tigers PA

England international Oliver Gildart has been released from the remaining year on his playing contract by NRL club Wests Tigers.

Gildart, 26, made the switch Down Under ahead of the 2022 season with the Tigers, making his debut in the opening round against Melbourne Storm.

He had signed a two-year deal with the club.

The centre made eight appearances for Wests Tigers, having battled injuries. He also featured for feeder club Western Suburbs Magpies in the NSW Cup.

Gildart made the move to Sydney Roosters on loan in August, featuring twice under Trent Robinson.

Wests Tigers statement on Oliver Gildart

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said: “We were all excited for Oliver after he made the big decision to move to the other side of the world.

“He was always positive and well respected within the group. It was a privilege to be able to share his NRL debut with his family here in Australia.”

Reports Down Under have linked the international player to the Dolphins for their inaugural season in the NRL under Wayne Bennett.

Gildart has won three caps for England and also represented Great Britain in 2019. However, he missed out on selection for the World Cup this year under boss Shaun Wane.

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