Warriors cut Evans loose to Super League

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Kane Evans' time in the NRL is over after he was released from the final year of his contract at the Warriors to head to the Super League.

The Warriors confirmed on Friday that Evans had played his last game for the club, after a drama-filled end to the NRL season.

Evans finished the year with a five-match ban following an ugly final-round game against Gold Coast, where he raised his elbow into Beau Fermor and was sin-binned for punching.

It came just months after he was fined $5000 by the NRL for having an expletive written on his wristband, while he also copped three other on-field charges late in the year.

The Warriors stressed on Friday that the former Parramatta and Sydney Roosters front-rower had left on "amicable" terms.

"By mutual agreement we've parted ways amicably to enable Kane to pursue opportunities in the Super League," Warriors recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan said.

"We thank Kane for the contribution he has made this season and wish him all the best for his future in England."

The 29-year-old finishes with 131 NRL games to his name, with the final 14 of those at the Warriors this season.

Meanwhile Canterbury also confirmed on Friday that winger Christian Crichton would not be re-signed for next season.

Crichton is the brother of Penrith premiership winner Stephen.

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