Waratahs target Sam Lousi has been released from the final year of his contract from the New Zealand Warriors.
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The New Zealand Warriors have agreed to release forward Sam Lousi from the final year of his contract amid speculation he will join Super Rugby champions NSW Waratahs.
Lousi was contracted with the Warriors until the end of the 2015 season, but the NRL club have released a statement saying they have granted the 23-year-old’s request for a release.
“Sam’s manager Peter Brown asked for the release and we’ve agreed to let Sam go when his 2014 commitments are over,” Warriors general manager of football Dean Bell told the club’s official website.
“Sam has been in our system for a while now and we wish him all the best for his future.”
Lousi only made one senior appearance in 2014 and has only featured three times since making his senior debut in 2012.
Meanwhile, Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has told Fox Sports the club is in talks to bring the youngster across the Tasman.
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