ANTHONY Gelling says he has cut his ties with Warrington Wolves for family reasons, but that it has broken his heart to do so.

The Cook Islands international centre's exit, a year into his two-season deal, was announced earlier this week.

In a goodbye message, headed Farewell Friends, Gelling Tweeted: "It was too good to be true.

"It breaks my heart to cut our deal short but another full season away from my girls is more than I can bear.

Warrington Guardian:

Anthony Gelling against Hull KR when Super League returned from lockdown at Headingley in August. Picture: Mike Boden

"I loved my time at Warrington and I wish it was a 30 minute drive instead of a 30 hour flight away.

"Thank you to everyone who made me welcome, I really feel we grew together this year.

"I wish you all the best for 2021. Till we meet again, long live the Wire, Gels x"