Lewis leaves for Bull­dogs chal­lenge

Rochdale Observer - - SPORT -

LEWIS Gal­braith has been re­leased from his con­tract with im­me­di­ate ef­fect to join Bat­ley Bull­dogs.

The 23-year-old cen­tre joined Hor­nets ahead of the 2016 sea­son where he re­turned from Aus­tralia hav­ing spent two years play­ing at Sa­rina Croc­o­diles un­der Alan Kil­shaw.

He made 43 ap­pear­ances for Hor­nets in two sea­sons scor­ing 16 tries and was in­te­gral in the team that tri­umphed in Toulouse to win the League 1 ti­tle.

On his de­par­ture Gal­braith said: “I feel as a player and a per­son, now is the time for me to move on and de­velop. I have worked un­der Alan Kil­shaw for four sea­sons now and he has helped me take my game to a new level but some­times you get too com­fort­able and there is a risk of be­com­ing rusty and I don’t want that this sea­son.

“I can­not thank the club enough for the way they have looked af­ter me and from day one I felt wel­come here. There were some pretty dark days last year that put a lot of pres­sure on me and my fam­ily and Alan and the board worked tire­lessly to help me through it and that is some­thing I will al­ways be grate­ful for.”

Coach Kil­shaw added: “It’s al­ways dis­ap­point­ing to lose a player of Lewis’ qual­ity.”

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