Canberra Raiders veteran Terry Campese has been released from the final year of his contract, allowing the 30-year-old to take up a one-year deal with Hull KR in the UK Super League.
Campese’s future at the club had been the subject of much speculation and rumour recently after ending the season playing for the Mt Pritchard Mounties in the NSW Cup and failing to attend the club’s awards night.
Raiders CEO Don Furner praised Campese for his service to the club and wished him all the best for the future.
“Terry Campese always went onto the field for the Raiders with passion and pride for the jersey,” Furner said. “He has a number of individual highlights for the club which he will be remembered for, including scoring 36 points against Penrith in 2008, a year where he went close to winning the Dally M Medal” he told nrl.com.
After making his debut in 2004, Campese managed just 21 games in his first four seasons in the NRL, but bounced back during the 2008-2010 seasons when he represented Country and NSW (2009), Australia (2008) and was a member of the Prime Ministers’ XIII in 2008 and 2009.
A series of injuries halted his progress and he manages just 8 games in the next two seasons but bounced back to play 36 games over his final two seasons at the club in 2013 and 2014.