SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Mahe Fonua of the Tigers leaves the field during the round 13 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Bankwest Stadium on June 07, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers will not re-sign cult hero Mahe Fonua, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The winger suffered a foot injury against the Raiders last weekend that required surgery, likely ending his season.

Set to come off-contract at the end of the season, it appears that the 26-year old may well have played his last fame for the club.

Fonua joined the Tigers in 2018 but took his game to another level this season, highlighted by his hat-trick performance against the Titans in April.

The former Super League star will be looking to earn a deal with another NRL club for next season.

In other news, Tigers forward Ben Matulino says his future at the club has been assured by coach Michael Maguire.

Signed to a four-year deal until the end of 2020, Matulino has reportedly been one of the Tigers shopped to rival teams under Maguire’s tenure in a potential list clean out.

But the New Zealand international insists he is going nowhere.

“I’ve been told by Madge I am here for two more years and there is the possibility of Tim Mannah coming, which is pretty good,” Matulino told The Daily Telegraph.

“He’s [Maguire] told the guys individually whether they are staying or not. But he’s told me I’m staying for two more years. When it first came out, I rang my manager asking ‘what is happening?’ and he goes ‘I haven’t heard anything from anyone’ and Madge said the same thing. Then my manager called me and he goes ‘I can guarantee you’re not leaving’ then I talked to Madge and he reassured the same thing.”