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Super League side targeting immediate signing after star’s shocking exit

Warrington Wolves have parted company with Josh McGuire with immediate effect.

The loose-forward joined the Wolves at the start of the season becoming the only World Cup winner currently in Super League.

He, alongside Paul Vaughan, were major signings for the Wolves.

However playing in a pre-season friendly against Leigh Leopards, McGuire was hit with a seven match ban for discriminatory language.

Following his return he was then his with a 12 match ban and a £1000. This came after he allegedly used similar language directed at a member of Josh Charnley’s family as the two met in another meeting between Warrington and Leigh.

This led to speculation about his future and ultimately culminated in his departure from the club as of today.

Warrington made the following statement:

“The Club can confirm that Josh McGuire has left the Wire by mutual agreement with immediate effect.

“McGuire has now returned to Australia with his family. We wish Josh well in his next chapter.”

McGuire is thus headed back home.

It seems the Wolves will now chase an immediate replacement.

Recently coach Daryl Powell confirmed they were in the market for a forward after McGuire’s ban and Thomas Mikaele’s exit.

“We’ve been looking hard anyway for probably a middle unit forward,” Powell said on Wire TV.

“The boys are battling hard at the moment in the middle and Paul Vaughan last week is doing massive minutes and doing a great job.

“Ultimately, it is something we need to address soon.

“There’s nothing close at the moment. We’ve had a look at a few options here and Australia as well.”

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