Matt Lodz’s term as Warriors member has come to an end, with the club releasing the 26-year-old supporter from his contract with immediate effect.
Lodge joined the Warriors in the middle of the 2021 season from the Brisbane Broncos and was in the final year of his current contract.
The club had talks with the Australian executive ahead of the 2022 contract extension campaign, but Lodz said he was unable to commit to the club in the long run.
The Warriors will return to New Zealand on a permanent basis next year, and Lodge has confirmed that he was a factor in the two sides’ decision to part ways.
“I could not see my family living in New Zealand for the long term,” Lodz admitted.
“Therefore, we decided that the best thing for the club was to part ways with each other, so that they have a little clarity.
“I have a lot of respect for the club and especially the boys and I hope I showed it in the way I trained and played physically and gave everything in every game.”
The club’s CEO Cameron George said Lodz had informed the club about his position a while ago.
“The opportunity to leave now allows us to move forward with our future planning and develop our younger players,” said George.
“We are grateful to Matt for the contribution he has made since he came with us last year and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”
Lodge is leaving the club with 14 appearances, with the most recent defeat last weekend being 32-30 by the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Warriors prop Matt Lodge granted immediate release from the contract
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