Joel Thompson has been granted an early release from the final year of his Dragons contract.
"It's an emotional day leaving this great club. But with three girls and a young family I had to make that decision (to request a release)," Thompson told the club's website.
"It's going to be really tough leaving the staff, the players and the fans. Everyone has been unbelievable to me and I can't thank them enough.
"I've not only grown as a footballer but as a person at the Dragons. Everyone has helped me so much and I couldn't be more grateful and thankful for what they've done for me.
Minutes later, the Manly Sea Eagles revealed Thompson as their latest signing on a two year deal.
More to come ...