Halifax Panthers can confirm that first team forward Titus Gwaze will leave the club at the end of the season to take up an opportunity elsewhere.
Gwaze signed for the Panthers from London Broncos in the off season and made an
encouraging start to life in the blue and white with some strong performances from the bench. But a sending off in the round 16 televised game at Barrow Raiders led to an eight game suspension for other contrary behaviour, seeing the 22 year old prop miss a crucial part of the season.
“It’s a bit disappointing to be honest, a bit of a shame,” said Panthers head coach Simon Grix. “Titus is a good player, a young player that has got a bright future I think. You never know, we might cross paths again in the future. We started discussions a long time ago but for us, there’s a number we can afford and if you think of it like a pie, if any one player takes too much of the pie it hinders you elsewhere. Every player has a value to us and our values just didn’t match, which is fine. You’re not always going to agree and that’s just the way of it really.”
“As it rumbled on, we couldn’t come to an agreement and just let it sit a bit and then Titus wanted to wait until the end of the season. Had we waited until the end of the season, we would’ve lost all other options as the pool gets smaller the longer you leave it. And unfortunately, we had to make some decisions that suited us and safeguarded us as a club and a squad where, if you wait until any one individual is ready, if it’s way past when you’re ready you’re not going to get the people that could also do the job at the same time. So we wish him well, it’s just unfortunate and one of those things where it was poor timing and we just couldn’t get there but we move on.”
We’d like to thank Titus for his efforts for the club in 2022 and wish him well for the future
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