The Wigan Warriors have confirmed the release of Frank-Paul Nuuausala from the remainder of his contract and he is now set to make a return to the NRL this season.
The club released a statement confirming the departure of the forward citing that Nuuausala was homesick and that the release was best for both player and team.
“Frank and his family have struggled to adapt to life in the UK. His family are currently back in Australia having decided to stay there following the close-season break and his situation was becoming increasingly difficult by the day,” said executive director Kris Radlinski.
“We agreed that it would be best for both parties to allow him to be released from the remainder of his contract with Wigan in order for him to return home.”
31-year-old Nuuausala is believed to be in discussions with a number of NRL clubs and is likely to join one before the season kicks off in just over a fortnight.
One of those is his former club the Sydney Roosters, with reports they are offering him a modest one-year deal for 2018.
BREAKING: @sydneyroosters in talks to welcome back senior prop Frank Paul-Nuuausala after he stayed in Sydney this week following @WiganWarriorsRL visit. Understand it would be a one-year deal on modest money.
— Josh Massoud (@josh_massoud) February 21, 2018