Tyrone Roberts to leave Warrington at end of season

Warrington have confirmed that Tyrone Roberts will leave the club at the end of the season to return to Australia.

The 27-year-old joined the Wolves on a three-year deal ahead of the 2018 campaign as a marquee signing from NRL outfit Gold Coast Titans.

His contract included an option in his favour for a return to the NRL after the first year, which he has chosen to take up for compassionate reasons.

Roberts has admitted that he has found it difficult adjusting to life in the UK.

He said: “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.

“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 here 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% committed to the club and, the boys and I are keen to bring a trophy home at the end of the season.”

Warrington coach Steve Price thinks Roberts can lead the team to silverware before he departs though.

He said: “I’ve been in regular contact with Tyrone as we have a really good working relationship; it’s just unfortunate that his family is homesick.

“One thing I’m sure about with Tyrone is that he is fully committed to the Warrington Wolves for the rest of the year.

“I’m confident he’ll keep on improving and evolving as the season progresses. He has outlined to me personally that he’s determined to leave in a successful manner.”

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