Leigh Centurions head of rugby Keiron Cunningham said: “Sometimes things just don’t work out with players from overseas which has been seen many times of late. It’s a big difference across the other side of the world and is sometimes a lonely place for players’ families trying to settle.
“Kurt arrived late with the World Cup and his holiday so missed the pre-season and then was unfortunate to sustain an injury which obviously set him back and added to the situation.
“We have always run a club where we put family first. Where a player’s happiness and well being is being affected it is in neither party’s interest for the relationship to continue if a mutual agreement can be found which we always endeavour to do and have managed on this occasion.
“We wish Kurt a safe journey back to Australia and a successful season once his injury recovers and thank him for showing an interest in our club.”