Former Wigan centre Anthony Gelling is training with the New Zealand Warriors and is close to securing a deal with the NRL club.
Gelling left Wigan in Super League to be closer to his partner in the Shakey Isles.
The 27-year-old played Under-20s for the Roosters but was sacked by the club in 2010 because of an off-field incident.
Gelling, a Cook Islands international, played for Wigan for six seasons where he scored 52 tries in 114 appearances.
Thank you everybody for your kind messages, If i havnt hit you back yet i will very soon. Ive slapped together a little blog in the meantime. Happy New Year✌️ https://t.co/0iqgD9JrQo— Anthony Gelling (@AnthonyGelling) January 6, 2018
Inside Sport understands the outside back is likely to join the Warriors, with the club believed to be keen on Gelling.
He is expected to be offered a one-year deal.
The Warriors have made a number of signings for 2018 in Tohu Harris, Gerard Beale, Leivaha Pulu, Manaia Cherrington, Adam Blair, Peta Hiku, Matiu Love-Henry and Blake Green.