Blake Austin denies homesick talk

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Warrington star Blake Austin has quashed rumours that he is suffering from homesickness.

Austin, 28, endured a difficult end to the season having lit up the early part of the Super League campaign, missing the Wolves’ Challenge Cup win at Wembley and going off injured in the play-off defeat to Castleford.

In recent years, Warrington have seen star half-backs Chris Sandow and Tyrone Roberts both depart these shores early citing homesickness, and rumours had surfaced that the same might be happening with the former Canberra man.

But in an Instagram post, shared by the club’s official channels, he said he is looking forward to staying around for next season.

It said: “Season done, and gut wrenching thinking about how the back end of the season unfolded for me.

“Side note, I’m not homesick and would love to stick around if yous (sic) will have me.”

Austin has been prominent in the Warrington community during his debut campaign, where he has scored 19 tries in 30 appearances.

He was named in the Great Britain training squad, though his medial ligament injury is likely to rule him out of the Lions tour.

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