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Anthony Gelling update

It’s been five months since Anthony Gelling left rugby league, only to not return to the sport as he appears to be spending more time with family and friends back Down Under as well as supporting his friend in his real estate business.

The South Sea Islander left Leigh Centurions back in June after he was cleared of GBH following a trial against his ex-wife and returned to his home back in Auckland, New Zealand.

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said at the time of Gelling’s departure: “I would like to personally thank Anthony on behalf of everyone at the club for the fantastic job he has done.

“To have come to England under the circumstances he did and to have ripped in and applied himself in the manner evident in his performances speaks volumes for him.

“It was clearly a difficult time for him whilst he was here, yet he was outstanding in everything he did and extremely committed to the club, the coaching staff and his teammates.”

Gelling first came to the UK shores with the Wigan Warriors in 2011, playing 115 games over a period of six seasons before leaving for the New Zealand Warriors at the end of the 2017 Super League season.

The three-quarter returned to England with the Widnes Vikings where he played 18 times and then the Warrington Wolves in 2020 where he registered 13 appearances.

A short spell at Leigh – with six games under his belt – ended midway through 2021 as Gelling left to return home following the end of his trial.

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