Championship side Barrow Raiders have announced the departure of halfback Jamie Dallimore due to work and family commitments.
Dallimore, who has been with the club since 2016, signed a new one-year deal last month to continue into the 2022 season.
However, commitments outside of rugby caused the 33-year-old to ask to cancel his contract with last season’s League 1 champions.
“I believe I’m doing what’s right for me and the club,” said Dallimore on the decision.
“The travel was massive. I don’t have set hours in work, I get done when I’m done which can be any time.
“I’ve also recently had a newborn and my partner hasn’t worked much. I spoke to Paul (Crarey) and the club and I notified the club as early as I could.
“I told them to cancel my contract until we could resolve it as I didn’t want to take money as I couldn’t commit to training. It’s best for both parties and not fair on the squad that’s going into a big season.
“They’ve left the door open to return if I can, but for now this is the best decision for everyone.”
Barrow head coach Paul Crarey said that Dallimore would continue to have a role at the club in mentoring their younger halfbacks.