Head coach, Joe Prunty has valued Marcotullio's contributions to the squad, he said: "This was a very difficult decision for us. Alex has tremendous work ethic, skill, and high character. We appreciate everything he did with us."
National Teams Director, Warwick Cann added: "Alex remains a key player in our T16 [Towards 2016] goals. He has come through our futures programme and is a young player who will get his opportunity. Difficult decisions often have very fine margins. We look forward to when Alex is healthy and playing for GB."