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Gold Coast Titans forward Tom Kingston has been granted an immediate release so he can pursue a career in the Australian army.
Kingston had a breakout season in 2014, making his debut and playing six matches for the Titans.
However, the 26-year-old will now swap uniforms from blue, white and yellow the the khaki of the army.
He told the club’s website that it was a tough decision to make, but one that he is happy with.
“I sat down when the season finished and thought hard about whether I wanted to try to cement a position in the NRL or pursue the things I want to accomplish in the army, which is more a long-term goal I’d been considering for a while,” Kingston said.
“An opportunity came along with the army which appealed to me so I made the tough decision to go that way now rather than putting it back.
“I was really happy to make my NRL debut this year and tick that off my bucket list. I will always be grateful the Titans gave me that opportunity.
“I’ve loved playing rugby league but I’m happy with the decision I’ve made.”
The Titans have now lost several forwards for it 2015 campaign, with Luke Bailey, Ashley Harrison, Mark Minichiello, Cody Nelson and now Kingston all moving on from the club.