ADAM LUCIUS 09nov05 MANLY will enter the 2006 season under the salary cap after last night granting experienced prop Daniel Heckenberg a release to pursue an international career with Great Britain. The 26-year-old front-rower signed a three-year deal with Super League club London Harlequins hours after being freed from the final year of his contract with the Sea Eagles. His departure makes room under the salary cap for Manly to chase another player. But the Sea Eagles are unlikely to make any new signings over summer, preferring to keep some cash in reserve should in-demand centre Jamie Lyon hit the open market in June. ``That's not the reason we let Daniel go but we will have a bit of money left over as a result of his departure,'' Manly CEO Pat Wilson said. ``We were quite happy to keep Daniel but this opportunity came about and we were approached about a release. He was offered a three-year deal and we didn't want to stand in his way.'' Heckenberg said the offer from London ``came out of the blue'' just prior to him commencing pre-season training with the Sea Eagles. He will leave for London later this month and hopes to make an impression on British selectors when the Super League season kicks off next year. ``My mother was born in Edinburgh so I've got a British passport which makes me eligible straight away,'' he said. ``It's just an added bonus in going there and another goal for me. I played for Scotland in the World Cup five years ago and would love to represent again. ``But the main thing about this contract is it's for three years and it gives me a bit of security.'' Heckenberg will be joined at the Harlequins by Manly teammate Chad Randall and fellow ex-Sea Eagles Solomon Haumono, Luke Dorn and Nick Bradley-Qalilawa. W are really going to need King and Cleal to step up this year and take over from heckenberg.