Elford to remain a Tiger

Centre Shane Elford will remain with NRL premiers Wests Tigers next season after South Sydney today released him from his new contract.

Elford was granted a release after expressing desire to remain with Wests Tigers in the wake of their success this year.

The Rabbitohs are well-served for centres despite Elford's departure, with Yileen Gordon, Beau Champion, Paul Mellor and Adam MacDougall all capable of filling the position.