Newcastle Thunder have confirmed that Papua New Guinean player Gary Lo has left the country and returned home.
They have admitted, however, that the situation has come as a surprise, and that full details regarding the matter are still unclear.
A club statement reads:
“Newcastle Thunder have received notification that contracted squad member Garry Lo has left the United Kingdom.
“It is believed he has returned to Papua New Guinea and comes as a surprise to both the club and his team mates.
“With the circumstances surrounding Lo’s departure unclear, Thunder will be making no further comment at this time.”