Castleford Tigers have confirmed that Brett Seymour has been released from his trial period at the club.
The Australian half-back joined the Tigers in the off-season after being out of the game following a difficult spell at Hull, but has been unable to break into the first team in competition with Liam Finn, Marc Sneyd and Jamie Ellis.
Head coach Daryl Powell explained the reasons for the decision to release the player.
He said: “We sat down and had a chat with Brett and came to a mutual decision that we would release him from his trial period,” Powell said.
“Our season has started pretty well and with Marc Sneyd, Liam Finn and Jamie Ellis in front of him, it left him fourth in line.
“We wanted to give Brett the best opportunity to get a club because with the way rugby league is at the moment, he just can’t play and that’s disappointing but that’s just the way it is.
“He has been fantastic while he has been here; he fitted in well and got on with the players and he has worked really hard.
“If you speak to him then he’ll be full of praise for our players and the work that we have done with him to enable him to have an opportunity.
“It’s disappointing for us and Brett that it hasn’t worked out, but that’s life sometimes and our excellent start to the season has made it more difficult for him to get in the team.
“I’m hoping that he will get a club in the near future and we wish him all the best.”