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The St George Illawarra Dragons have granted Charly Runciman a formal release from his current playing contract.

Runciman has been granted an early release to take-up a multi-year opportunity with the Widnes Vikings in the UK Super League.

Runciman made his first-grade debut for the Club in round 16 of the 2013 campaign against the Penrith Panthers and made 12 appearances in total.

“Charly has received an opportunity to play regular first-grade football with the Widens Vikings on a multi-year contract which he has opted to explore,” said Dragons Director of Recruitment & Retention Peter Mulholland

“On behalf of the Dragons we would like to thank him for both his services and contributions to the Club and wish him well for the future.”

Runciman explained that his decision was difficult but the opportunity to play regular first-grade football was something he could not dismiss.

“I have had a couple of great seasons with the Dragons and will look back on my time here with fond memories,” said Runciman.

“I was privileged to make my first-grade debut for the Club and don the jersey that many have before me and play my role for the team in front of such passionate Red V Members and fans.

“The opportunity however to play regular first-grade football with the Vikings was appealing to me and something that will help me progress as a player.

“I am thankful for my time with the Dragons and now look forward to starting the next chapter of my career.”

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St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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