The St George Illawarra Dragons have approved a formal release request from Sam Williams and his Management to enable Sam to take up an opportunity in the UK Super League effective immediately.



"The Club had made the decision that we were not going to take up the option on Sam’s contract for next year and advised Sam and his management accordingly and at the same time, we indicated that we were not looking to limit his potential to advance his career,” said Dragons Recruitment Manager Ben Haran.

“An offer for the balance of the season from the Catalan Dragons presented itself to Sam and out of respect to Sam, the Club did not wish to stand in the way of this opportunity to play in the UK Super League each week.

"Sam is a good person, he has been great for our Club in his short time and we wish him all the best for his future and career."