Brumbies have confirmed the release of lock Blake Enever from his contract due to family reasons.
Enever was contracted until the end of the 2020 season but now has left the club on Sunday two weeks ahead of the Super Rugby AU competition. He will now head to Queensland to be with his family.
The 28-year-old has been on the sidelines this year with a leg injury that he suffered at the start of the season. His association with Brumbies started in 2017 and has played 49 Super Rugby games for the side and had represented Queensland Reds in the past.
"I'd really like to thank the Brumbies organisation for being so understanding of my situation and allowing me to be closer to my family at this time," he said.
"The Brumbies gave me an opportunity back in 2015 and I've got nothing but great memories of my time pulling on the jersey.
"It's a really special club and I'd also like to thank the community and supporters for welcoming me and making me feel at home Canberra, especially those involved at Easts rugby club."
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar wished Enever good luck on his future.
“Blake was a great contributor to the club over a number of years and he’s a really decent person, so when he asked to be closer to his family during these tough times we understood.
“He really embraced the culture of the club and was heavily involved and well liked in the Canberra community.
“We wish Blake and his family all the best in the future and they will always be welcome here at the Plus500 Brumbies.”
Brumbies will kick-start their Super Rugby AU competition with a clash against Rebels on 4th July.