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Hurrell looking at options, says manager

NZN 25/05/2016

Block-busting centre Konrad Hurrell's next rugby league destination is still being sorted out but could be confirmed by Thursday, his manager said.

Hurrell, 24, has been released by the Warriors, ending speculation over his future at the NRL club, where he has been on the outer.

The Tonga international, who was contracted until the end of 2018, has played just three first-grade matches this season.

He has been linked to different clubs, and a report in the Courier-Mail in Brisbane after his release was announced on Wednesday said the Gold Coast Titans were on the verge of getting his signature.

Hurrell's manager, Richard White, declined to say where Hurrell was likely to be going.

"We've had various conversations in the last little while," he said.

"We're pretty close on a couple, but I just can't confirm that at the moment. We will know a bit more tomorrow."

Hurrell's team had sought a release from the Warriors and White said the player was overwhelmed by the interest in him.

"He's humbled by the support he has had since the news broke today," he said.

Warriors managing director Jim Doyle said agreement was reached for an immediate release after discussions with Hurrell and his management.

"We would like to thank Konrad for his contribution since coming into our development system," Doyle said in a statement.

"He has been a popular member of the club and we wish him all the best for the future."

Hurrell made his NRL debut in 2012 and played 71 times for the Warriors, scoring 41 tries.

His hard-running style and try-scoring ability made him a fan favourite, but his time at the Warriors was also marked by on and off-field issues.

He was one of six players disciplined a month ago for a late night out and he then retweeted a message that suggested player unrest over coach Andrew McFadden.

In a Facebook post, Hurrell said he was sad to leave the Warriors but was looking forward to the future, and he thanked the club for everything they had done for him.

"Going to miss the brothers that I go to war with every week," he said.

He also alluded to the off-field indiscretions.

"Just want to apologise both to the club and to my brothers on some unprofessional behaviour that I've let everyone down and that I am not proud of but learnt lesson from it."

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