St George Illawarra hooker Cameron McInnes will depart the Dragons at season's end after agreeing to a multi-year deal at another NRL club.
McInnes informed the club of his departure at the conclusion of the 2021 season on Tuesday morning.
"We were well aware throughout our discussions with Cameron and his management that he wanted his future sorted prior to the season commencement," General manager of football Ben Haran said.
"There's always a process to contractual negotiations, but with our club going through a significant transition it's fair to say that Cameron and the club were working on different timeframes.
"We understood why he wanted his future sorted immediately, which has since led to Cameron and his family securing an opportunity elsewhere.
"Cameron is a quality player and person who has brought a lot to St George Illawarra since arriving in 2017, and we're looking forward to him again playing a huge role in his final season at the club."
The two-time Dragons Player of the Year Medallist has played 91 games with the club to date.