Greater Western Sydney Giants league convert Israel Folau will announce his departure from the code this afternoon.
It is believed he will link up with an NRL club — either Parramatta or Penrith — after new coach Ricky Stuart previously signalled his intentions to land the former Australian representative’s signature.
There has been persistent speculation that Folau was unhappy in AFL and would return to rugby league.
Folau came under heavy criticism from AFL commentators this year for what were perceived as below par performances.
He had previously said he intended to see out his lucrative contract with the Giants.