27 May 2017

Warriors release Lolohea

12:50 pm on 27 May 2017

The Warriors have confirmed they have released utililty Tui Lolohea, with reports he is set to sign with Wests Tigers.

A dejected Tuimoala Lolohea of the Warriors.

A dejected Tuimoala Lolohea of the Warriors. Photo: Photosport

The 22-year-old had been included on the bench for tonight's NRL game against the Broncos in Auckland but this morning the Warriors said he wouldn't play after farewelling teammates and staff yesterday.

Lolohea had asked for to be let go and the club had agreed to release him with a 18 months left on his contract.

"Tui and his management recently asked us for permission to talk to other clubs about a possible move and have since requested an early release from the rest of his contract," said Vodafone Warriors recruitment and development manager Tony Iro.

"We appreciate the service Tui has given the club and wish him all the best," said Iro.

Lolohea, who made his NRL debut in 2014 and played 52 first-grade matches for the club. He scored 17 tries and kicked 18 goals for a total of 104 points.

Reports say he has chosen Wests Tigers ahead of offers from the Cowboys and Raiders.