Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have today agreed to release Cade Cust from the final year of his contract to allow him to pursue a playing opportunity outside of the NRL.
Cust made his NRL debut in 2019 for the Sea Eagles against the Cronulla Sharks after playing a major role in Manly winning the final Holden Cup premiership in 2017 as a half-back.
His versatility to play five-eighth, half, and hooker saw the 23-year-old develop into a valued member of the team. He scored nine tries in 27 matches for the Sea Eagles.
“Cade is a wonderful young man who developed into a fine NRL player at the Sea Eagles after coming through our successful U20s team,’’ said Manly Coach Des Hasler.
“He has worked hard on his game in recent seasons and his ability to cover positions in the halves and hooker is very valuable.
“As part of the release agreement, the Sea Eagles will hold an option to re-contract Cade should he decide to return to the NRL.
“We wish Cade well in the next exciting chapter of his rugby league career.”