Doncaster RLFC have released Lee Waterman as the winds of change continue to blow through the club.
According to the Dons’ official website, Waterman “could no longer dedicate the time required for training and playing and the club has reluctantly granted his request for release.”
His exit follows hard on the heels of Paul Cooke’s decision to concentrate on coaching, while the Championship bottom club are continuing to scour the market for new players as they search for their first win of the season.
Waterman scored 36 tries in his first season with the club in 2012 to help the Dons win the Championship One league and Grand Final double.
He was named in the Championship One team of the year that year and subsequently played an important role in helping to stabilise the club in the Championship - although his off the field conduct has occasionally come up in press conferences.
In March 2014, Cooke said of Waterman: “If he continues to work hard and keeps his nose clean off the field then he’ll do that [by a key man for us].”
Waterman told Dons’ official website: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of playing for Doncaster, it was a fantastic achievement to win the league back in 2012.
“I would like to thank all of the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play and I would also like to thank the fans who have been great from day one during my time here.
“I hope the team can turn this season around and I will be down at the Keepmoat to support them when I can.”