International prop to boost finals-bound NRL club

Journeyman prop James Gavet could be a late X-factor for one of the NRL teams in the finals race.

A fearsome front-rower who played for the Tigers, Bulldogs, Warriors, Knights and Broncos, hard-hitting Gavet has been playing for English club Huddersfield for the past two seasons.

But the 31-year-old has made the snap decision to return home for personal reasons and is hoping to find a club before the August 1 transfer deadline.

A Samoan international with nearly 100 top grade games to his name, Gavet had been in good form in Super League and would be a handy addition to a club that has lost forwards through injury for the finals.

The big prop will have to spend two weeks in quarantine when he returns to Australia, making him an unrealistic proposition for teams out of the finals race.

The Sydney-born prop debuted for the Bulldogs in 2012 but has been unable to find a long-term home throughout his career to date.

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