WARRINGTON Wolves have confirmed Anthony Gelling has been released from the final year of his contract by mutual agreement.
The club has thanked Gelling for his efforts during his time at the Wire and wish him well in the next chapter of his career.
Gelling was previously charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on his girlfriend Toni Mackey in connection with an incident at his home in Widnes back in February.
Appearing at Liverpool Crown Court in August the 29-year-old from New Zealand was told he will stand trial on May 12, next year.
This followed a not guilty plea entered at Warrington Magistrates’ Court in July.
He was briefly suspended by the club following the alleged incident but returned to action to complete the season.
Auckland-born Gelling, 28, had agreed a two-year contract until November 2021 when he joined the clb in September 2019.
He had previously played for Wigan between 2012 and 2017 making over 100 appearances; in that time he lifted the Grand Final trophy in 2016 with a win over Warrington, followed by a World Club Series victory over Cronulla Sharks.
In 2018 he made the move over to the NRL, with the New Zealand Warriors, but returned to the English game the following year signing for the Widnes Vikings.
His international career has seen him represent the Cook Islands.
Centre Gelling was set to compete next season with Greg Inglis, the Aussie international who is coming out of retirement and Toby King, who was named in the Super League Dream Team this season.
His departure owill open up a quota spot for the club. Inglis will take the vacancy left by Ben Murdoch-Masila.