Australian scrum-half Chris Sandow has revealed "family reasons" were behind his decision to walk out on Warrington.
Warrington coach Tony Smith believes the short-term loss of Stefan Ratchford will be a bigger blow than the departure of Chris Sandow.
Warrington Wolves have announced scrum-half Chris Sandow will not be returning for the 2017 season, in what the club are calling “a clear breach of contract”.
Warrington will be without full-back Stefan Ratchford for the start of the 2017 Super League season.
Warrington Wolves have been boosted after captain Chris Hill and Ben Currie signed new long-term contracts.
Ryan Atkins will be staying at Warrington until the end of the 2019 season after signing a contract extension.
Utility back Stefan Ratchford offered to play in the front row against France if it meant winning his first England cap.
Australian forward Mitchell Dodds has re-joined his old club Brisbane Broncos after a frustrating spell with Warrington.
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