Tyrone Roberts to leave Warrington at end of season

Australian half-back Tyrone Roberts will leave Warrington at the end of the year after just one season in Super League.

The 27-year-old joined the Wolves from NRL side Gold Coast Titans as a marquee signing but his three-year contract included an option to return home at the end of the 2018 campaign, which he has taken up for compassionate reasons.

“It’s been a tough decision, but my family and I have decided to take up the option to head home to Australia at the end of the season,” said Roberts.

“Since moving here I’ve found it really tough to adapt and being so far away from family back home made it harder.

“My family and I have loved our time here in Warrington and we would like to thank the club and staff for being so welcoming.

“I’d like to thank the boys as well. They’re a good bunch of lads and I’m proud to pull on a jersey each week with them.

“I am 100 per cent committed to the club and the boys and I are keen to bring a trophy home at the end of the season.”

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Warrington, who are third in Super League and in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, have been linked with a move to lure former St Helens playmaker Kyle Eastmond back from rugby union as a marquee player.

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “We understand and support Tyrone’s reasons for wanting to return home and wish him all the best for his future.

“He is fully committed to the team and the club for the remainder of this season as he’s keen to enjoy a successful finish to his time at Warrington and in Super League.

“Work has already commenced on recruiting a replacement.”