Yorkshire Carnegie have agreed to release full back Christian Georgiou from the remainder of his contract to enable the Halifax-born player to look for new opportunities in the game.
Georgiou, 24, joined the Carnegie Academy in 2005 and made his debut in the 2011. After a spell on loan at Wharfedale, Georgiou's progress was frustrated by injuries however he cemented his place in the side during the 2014-15 season and was one of the most consistent performers in a season of upheaval for the club. He notched up seven tries as he made the full back position his own, finishing the season as runner up in the Player of the Season awards.
However injury set backs during the 2015-16 season minimized his involvement to just seven game. In total, he made 58 appearances for the club, scoring ten tries. His final appearance was the recent defeat to Ealing Trailfinders in the British & Irish Cup.
Director of Rugby Chris Gibson said, "We would like to thank Christian for all his efforts for Yorkshire Carnegie. I know it has been tough for him to deal with the injuries that have occurred during his career however he has always been a great professional and been determined to return to his best. This release enables him to look for new options and the chance to play regular rugby."