Full back Lachlan Coote has opted to join Hull KR on a two-year contract from 2022.
The 31-year-old sadly turned down a contract extension from the Club and will take up a new challenge at the end of the current campaign.
It has been well documented that with success and the rise in stock of young players at the Club, comes salary cap constraints and although the Club is disappointed to see Lachlan move on at the end of the 2021 season, we all wish him well.
Coote told saintsrlfc.com: “I firstly want to thank everyone at St Helens for everything they have done for me and my family – that includes Eamonn McManus, Mike Rush, Justin Holbrook, Kristian Woolf and all my teammates.
“I also must thank the St Helens fans. When I first heard my name sung in the stands it was such a surreal but unbelievable movement and your support throughout has made my time here so special.
“The past two and a half years have been some of the best of my career. To win back-to-back Super League titles is something I never dreamt of when coming over to the UK and I’ve loved every minute.
“Having said that I now feel the end of the season is the right time for me to move on for a new challenge and I know the Club has a great future ahead with so many talented youngsters in this St Helens squad.
“We still have so much to play for this season and my full focus is ensuring I finish my time at this great club with more success. A Challenge Cup win and a third Grand Final success would be the dream.”
The Scottish international made his debut against Wigan in 2019 and has gone on to make 54 appearances for Saints, scoring 30 tries, kicking 221 goals for a total of over 500 points.
Coote has won two Grand Final winners’ rings and will hope to end his career at Saints with a Challenge Cup success and a third Super League title in 2021.