Rugby League player Greg Bird has signed a five-year deal with French super league team, the Catalans Dragons.
Bird was granted his immediate release from his final year at the Gold Coast Titans by CEO Graham Annesley. Mr Annesley said he wishes Greg “good times ahead.”
“No one can doubt the commitment Greg has played with throughout his career, whether it be for his club, his state, or his country. He is a fierce competitor and always gives 100 per cent, which is why his teammates at all levels love playing alongside him.”
“We wish Greg the very best of luck and success for the remainder of his career,” Mr Annesley said.
Bird is now 32-years-old and will finish his career at 37 if all goes well with injuries. The back-rower started for the Titans in 2010 and has been one of the leaders for the team. He has notched up a total of 100 points and has played 129 games in the six-year period.
This also now means that he will not be a part of the Origin series next year which will potentially pave the way for younger stars like Bryce Cartwright and Wade Graham. – Jesse Mullens
Photo of Greg Bird breaking a tackle from the Gold Coast Titans Twitter feed.