Wigan Warriors have confirmed that Gabe Hamlin has been provisionally suspended following a UK anti-doping violation.
The 22-year-old made his Super League debut in 2015 after arriving from NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The forward had made seven appearances off the bench for Adrian Lam’s side in 2019 but was not part of the match day squad for Sunday’s emphatic win over Catalans at the DW Stadium.
Hamlin is unavailable for selection during his suspension period and the club have announced that he is temporarily on the way back to his native Australia.
Warriors Chairman Ian Lenegan said: “Wigan Warriors will look to support Gabriel throughout this process until it’s conclusion and thereafter.
“Gabriel has requested to be closer to his family during this difficult time and we fully support this request.”