In a development that will come as a surprise to many Intrust Super Cup fans; the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls last week announced the club had reluctantly agreed to a request from Peter Gubb for a release from the final year of his contract in 2019.
The University Hunters junior played 150 games for the Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup, scoring 54 tries, and became a fan favourite at BMD Kougari Oval.
The former Queensland Residents representative followed his brother Charlie (formerly of the Warriors and Raiders the NRL and currently with Widnes Vikings in the UK Super League) to the club and made his debut in 2012.
Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban said while the popular winger would be missed, his long service and dedication to Wynnum Manly meant the club would accept Gubb’s request for a release.
“Peter has been a loyal servant to the Seagulls since he arrived from Wellington in 2012,” Laban said.
“He won the Intrust Super Cup premiership (that year) and 2018 BRL A Grade premiership during his time and has always played with heart and passion.
“His charging runs and warm personality has made him a big hit with our players, officials, supporters and local community.
“It is unfortunate that Peter is leaving our club, but he is looking for fresh challenges and the Seagulls will not stand in the way of his pursuit of those goals.
“We wish Peter all the best and thank him for his service to the club and community.”