Melbourne Knights can confirm the departures of numerous senior men’s squad members prior to upcoming season, including the longest-serving player of the current squad Anthony Colosimo.
Rodrigo Covarrubias, Chris May and Alex Dao will also be leaving Somers Street ahead of the 2016 who, alongside Colosimo, played a combined 220 games for the Red, White and Blue.
Of the four, Colosimo played 114 games since debuting for the Club in 2009 during the tumultuous re-building period under coach Lou Kastner.
A fan-favourite who has remained loyal to the Club for many years, the 27-year-old participated in many of the Knights’ title pushes and will be remembered as a pacy winger and full back.
Speaking to MelbourneKnights.com.au, Colosimo expressed gratitude to the Knights community following his exit, singling out the fans and the current playing squad.
“I would like to say a big thank you to Melbourne Knights for all the memories and friendships I have made over the many years I was a part of the Club,” Colosimo said.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure and an honor to play for such a great Club for so many years. Every time I walked into the gates at Somers St, it felt like home and it will always have a place in my heart.
“I would like to thank all the supporters because without them supporting the team and the Club I wouldn’t have so many great memories.
“It’s a club that I have been proud to be a part of and would like to wish the playing group and Melbourne Knights all the best for the future.”
Melbourne Knights will be looking to announce new additions to the senior men’s playing squad in the next couple of weeks.