We can confirm that Sam Daly will leave the club and head to Australia when his current term with us expires at the end of the month.
Having previously made almost 50 appearances with us before leaving in 2019, Sam returned this summer after getting Championship and Scottish Pro 14 rugby under his belt.
He reached the 50-cap mark against the Leicester Lions in September – a game in which he scored. The powerful forward has gotten over the whitewash eight times in 13 appearances with Albion during his excellent second spell, and he will have a chance to add to that tally against the Taunton Titans on Saturday.
Sam has once again become a popular figure among the squad, establishing himself as an outstanding player, leader and brilliant professional both on and off the pitch. The next chapter of his journey will take him to the Southern Hemisphere and Australia, where he will join Manly Marlins in Sydney.
Of Sam’s departure, Head Coach Ryan Lamb said: “Sam has been fantastic since he re-joined the club. His leadership and commitment has been great and he’s a big part of why the team has gone so well currently this season.
“We always knew he was going on to pastures new after Christmas so he goes with our best wishes and hopefully our paths will cross again.”
Sam himself added: “As a lot of the lads know that know me, I came to Plymouth in a pretty tough spot so I just wanted to say a big thank you to the club, the fans and everyone involved.
“Thank you to everyone for welcoming me back with open arms and just having me really. It’s been so pleasurable and it’s been a great experience.”