Catalans Dragons have confirmed Israel Folau will be released from the remainder of his contract with immediate effect.
He signed for the club in 2020, and made 15 appearances for the club, scoring five tries. He helped the Dragons get within 80 minutes of the Super League Grand Final, before they were beaten by St Helens.
Folau had signed an extension to stay at the club for the 2021 season. However, he told the club earlier this year of his decision to stay in Australia for a personal family situation.
Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch said: “Israel has been great with us in 2020 both on and off the field and we wanted to facilitate the negotiations to reach an agreement.
“He told us his desire to play alongside his two brothers and we didn’t want to prevent him. We wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career.”