Homesick Wakefield forward Anthony Tupou has had contract cancelled by mutual consent.

The 33-year-old joined on a two-year deal from Australian NRL side Cronulla Sharks in November 2015, making 18 appearances and scoring four tries.

But chairman Michael Carter said Tupou and his family were “suffering a lot with homesickness”.

Carter told the club website: “Unfortunately things did not work out as well as we all had hoped.”


  1. Toupo was a decent player in his day but was not getting any better at the end of his stint with the Sharks. His problem now is who would want him?

    At 35 I don’t think even Newcastle would want him. Good luck Tony.

    • Yeah. The first half of his career he was a weapon, but faded in the second half.
      The lasting memory of him to me was playing a part in the prowler tackle that seriously injured Craig Wing and effectively ended his NRL career.

  2. How can you be on big bucks and moan “homesick ” seriously these blokes are soft , id live in the Middle East for 300k a year ,,,

  3. why is this meant to be news?an ex nrl player walking out on a contract,seriously why is it news?who is going to sign him?have i had one to many brews in the sun today or is this a really nothing but crap?

  4. The story doesn’t mention anything about looking for a club. Either he has one lined up already, or he is going to retire.

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