8 Nov 2018

James Gavet set to leave Warriors

2:54 pm on 8 November 2018

Warriors front rower James Gavet is set to leave the New Zealand rugby league team effective immediately.

James Gavet on the field for the Warriors

James Gavet on the field for the Warriors Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2018 www.photosport.nz

James Gavet has signalled his departure from the Warriors after a message he posted to his Instagram account today.

The Samoan international posted a photo of himself outside of Mount Smart Stadium captioned: "Thanks for the ride fam OUTTA-HERE".

Warriors prop James Gavet

Warriors prop James Gavet Photo: RNZ

It's understood the 29-year-old could be leaving New Zealand to take up a 2-year contract with the Newcastle Knights with Gavet having asked for a release from the remaining year of his contract with the Warriors.

Today's post signals the Auckland-based club have agreed to the release.

Gavet played 42 matches in total for the Warriors and made 19 appearances for the side last season.

- RNZ