Konrad Hurrell speaks out on departure from Warriors

Konrad Hurrell has broken his silence following the announcement that his career with the Warriors is over.

"It has been an amazing journey here at this amazing club the NZ Warriors. Pretty sad that I won't be here anymore but looking forward on my new journey," he told his fans on Facebook earlier this evening.

"Can't explain how much grateful I am to be a part of this club and just wanna thank the club for the opportunity and for everything."

Hurrell, who was contracted to the end of the 2018 season, leaves the club after making 71 NRL appearances since his debut in 2012.

"Going to miss the brothers that I go to war with every week. Heads high brothers, stay together and move forward."

The centre also took the opportunity to apologise for his behavior, which has landed him in hot water and attracted headlines during his tenure with the Warriors.

"Just want to apologise both to the club and to my brothers on some unprofessional behaviour that I've let everyone down and that I am not proud of, but learnt a lesson from it.

"To all the members and the fans, much love to you all and I apologise for letting you guys down. Keep the faith on the brothers cause they will get there," explained Hurrell.

"Much love to all the coaches and staff for all your help throughout my time here, and to the man himself The Mad Butcher for your all your help for me and my family."

Hurrell is understood to have been unhappy at being punished for his involvement in accompanying five team-mates on an unsanctioned late night out in Auckland.

He was the only player who did not admit to taking prescription pills and energy drinks but, along with the rest of the group, was stood down from test selection heading into last week's internationals.

He was then embroiled in further controversy after sending an ill-timed retweet that added fuel to speculation coach Andrew McFadden had lost the support of his players.

It wasn't the first time Hurrell has come under fire for his actions on social media.

Back in 2014, he was forced to apologise to friends, family, and the club when he was filmed in a sex act and it was posted to social media. He was fined $5000 for that incident, and ordered to undergo counseling.

The 24-year-old's professionalism was also questioned when he spent the night out at a Ginuwine concert alongside an injured Manu Vatuvei and Dominique Peyroux.

Photos of the night were posted on social media, less than 48 hours before the Warriors were thumped 50-16 by the Wests Tigers in Sydney.

It has been an amazing journey here at this amazing club the @nzwarriors pretty sad that I won't be here anymore but looking forward on my new journey! Can't explain how much grateful I am to be apart of this club and just wanna thank the club @nzwarriors for the opportunity and for everything. Going to miss the brothers that I go to war with every week. Heads high brothers stay together and move forward. Just want to apologise both to the club and to my brothers on some unprofessional behaviour that I've let everyone down and that I am not proud of but learnt lesson from it! To all the members and the fans much love to you all and apologise for letting you guys down keep the faith on the brothers cause they will get there!! Much love to all the coaches,staffs for all your help through out my time here and to the man himself @sirmadbutcher for your all your help for me and my family thank you butch. And to my crew the @inventus thanks for making everything a lil bit easier for me #Ouuua

A photo posted by koni_Naala (@koni_hurrell) on


- NZ Herald

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