SECOND-ROWER Toby Adamson has left Dewsbury Rams after a three-year stint with the club.
Adamson signed for Dewsbury in 2015, making 58 appearances and scoring nine tries.
His performances this year were recognised by head coach Neil Kelly, who awarded Adamson the coaches’ player of the year at the Rams’ awards night last month.
The forward has joined Championship rivals Rochdale Hornets on a one-year deal.
“There were several motives behind Toby leaving the club,” said Kelly.
“He is starting a new business in Warrington with his brother so he wanted to cut down on the amount of travel.
“He is going to have limited time so it would be difficult for him to travel across the Pennines to train and play.”
The Rams boss says that he is currently speaking to a number of potential replacements but has admitted talks are in their early stages.
Dewsbury are due to begin their pre-season training in mid-November and Kelly believes 2018 will prove a challenging year.
He said: “There are no new signings, I am talking to a lot of players within our club and from other clubs but there is nothing to report yet.
“I have got things I want to achieve in the back of my mind but we have a long way to go before we can put things into practice and work towards those goals.
“We have got to get through a really tough pre-season, it is going to be a really exciting but also tough season.
“There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes at the minute but nothing that we can put out there just yet.”