Hull FC have announced that nine players will not be involved in their 2013 campaign, and that Martin Aspinwall is still at the club despite unconfirmed reports he is on his way to Leigh.
The club have not offered extensions to quartet, Will Sharp, Liam Cunningham, Lewis Brown and Mike Burnett who are all now searching for a new club.
Sam Moa is on his way back to Australia for family reasons, Tony Martin is to retire and Laurence Pearce is changing codes, whilst Willie Manu and Jordan Turner have both declined offers in favour of a move to St Helens.
Ryan McGoldrick and Martin Aspinwall are the other two out of contract players but the club have revealled that discussions as to their future are ongoing.
“All the players leave the club with our best wishes and we wish them will for their future endeavours in rugby league," said Director of Rugby, Shaun McRae.
“Unfortunately in our sport we always have difficult decisions to make at this time of the year and we have decided not to renew a number of contracts for players.
“They go with our best wishes, particularly Willie who has been fine servant to the club over the last few years and I’m sure the supporters will look back fondly on his contribution in recent seasons.
“In terms of Ryan and Martin, we continue to remain in contact with both the players and their agents as we finalise our squad for 2013.
“It’s not accurate that Martin has left the club and indeed remains in talks with us over his future and we expect to have a number of areas firmed up and completed over the next couple of weeks.”