Sia Soliola: St Helens forward to leave Super League
Last updated on .From the section Rugby League
St Helens' Samoa forward Sia Soliola is to quit Super League at the end of the season.
The 27-year-old, who made his 94th appearance for the Super League leaders in their 30-28 win at Castleford on Friday, is to return to Australia.
He made 92 appearances for Sydney Roosters before joining Saints in 2010.
"Sia has made a decision that he's going to go home at the end of this year, which is unfortunate for us," St Helens coach Nathan Brown said.
"We've known for a little while now. It's a big loss for us as a club but we're really happy for Sia. He loves it here but it's a family move.
"I suggest all the clubs back home in Australia will be watching him."
The 6ft 3in Soliola won 11 caps for New Zealand from 2006-09 before switching his allegiance to Samoa, whom he captained in the 2013 World Cup.
He also made four appearances for the Exiles in mid-season matches against England during his spell in Super League.