Tough Manly centre Albert Torrens has agreed to a two year deal with St.George Illawarra and will play his last game for the Sea Eagles in the match against Melbourne Storm at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
Torrens will lead the Sea Eagles onto the field in respect of his nine year association with the club.
Manly executive director Paul Cummings said the club tried hard to retain Torrens who has had a very consistent season.
"Unfortunately Albert is a victim of the salary cap - in the end the Dragons had more left in their cap than we had and he leaves with our best wishes for the future.
"Albert has a young family and they are his priority - we can accept that.
"He has been a fine clubman and an ornament to the club off the field.
"He is a hard worker for his people and is a verty quiet but likeable young man.
"It would have been nice for him to get his 10 years of service but it wasn't to be,"Mr.Cummings said.
Torrens joined Manly from the north coast as a teenager and quickly worked his way up through the grades.
He spent a season with the ill fated Adelaide Rams before returning to the Sea Eagles.