Leigh Centurions have announced that centre Anthony Gelling is returning home to New Zealand for personal reasons.
Gelling signed for the club as a free agent during the 2021 season, and made six appearances for the club, scoring two tries.
Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said: “I would like to personally thank Anthony on behalf of everyone at the club for the fantastic job he has done. To have come to England under the circumstances he did and to have ripped in and applied himself in the manner evident in his performances speaks volumes for him.
“It was clearly a difficult time for him whilst he was here, yet he was outstanding in everything he did and extremely committed to the club, the coaching staff and his teammates. It is a massive loss to us to see him head home but we fully understand his reasons and hope everything works out for him.
“I wish him a safe onward journey and every success. I look forward to seeing him play in the World Cup and would love to see him return to our club in the future.”