The Panthers have put out a second statement regarding Te Maire Martin, with boss Phil Gould making the following comments about his move from the club.
"On behalf of everyone here at the Panthers, I just wanted to add to our earlier press release regarding Te Maire Martin," Gould said. Listen to the full report below.
"We really feel the need to say these words.
"Te Maire Martin is an outstanding young man of impeccable character and is extremely popular with everyone at this club.
"During this time here at the Panthers, I could not fault Te Maire's honesty or integrity. He displayed a wonderful work ethic, constantly looking to improve his game.
"I know everyone at the Panthers is sorry to see Te Maire leave, however we understand that his new club will provide a wonderful opportunity.
"We will all follow his career with great interest and we will be cheering for him every time he plays."