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Brown leaving Vodafone Warriors at end of season
Vodafone Warriors recruitment and development manager Dean Bell today confirmed utility Lewis Brown will leave the club at the end of the season after the two parties were unable to agree terms for a new contract.
Brown, who is off contract at the end of the 2012 campaign, and the club have accepted he will continue his NRL career on a three-year contract with Penrith from 2013.
Bell said the club was keen to retain the Christchurch-born 25-year-old Kiwi international.
“We made a very competitive offer to extend Lewis’ career with the Vodafone Warriors but, in the end, the two of us couldn’t agree terms. We hope the future works out well for him and wish him all the best,” he said.
Brown said his decision to leave the club wasn’t straightforward.
“It will be tough leaving. The Vodafone Warriors gave me my break to play in the NRL and also the chance to represent the Kiwis,” he said.
“I love the club but I had to look after my career and I thought the best option for my future was to accept the contract at Penrith.
“My heart’s still at the Vodafone Warriors. We’re only just into the 2012 season and they’ll have my full commitment for the rest of the year.
“I want to thank the club for the opportunity they’ve given me over the last four years.”
Thu, Mar 29th 2012
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