The Plus500 Brumbies have granted outside-back Solomone Kata a release from his contract to allow him to stay in New Zealand for family reasons.
The 26-year-old joined the club in 2020 and made a successful return from injury during the Brumbies Super Rugby Trans-Tasman campaign last season.
Kata departs the club having made 15 appearances for the Brumbies in his two years in Canberra, scoring five tries.
Solomone Kata said: “I want to thank the Brumbies for granting me this early release.”
“When I re-signed for next season, I was so excited to come back to Canberra and to continue developing at the Brumbies but being in Auckland with my family, and COVID travel restrictions, I’ve had to make some difficult choices to do the best thing for my young family.
“I’ve loved my time at the Brumbies and I wish my teammates and everyone at the club well for the future.”
Plus500 Brumbies head coach, Dan McKellar said: “While we'll miss having Sol at the club, granting him an early release is the right thing to do in this instance."
“We’ve enjoyed having him here at the Brumbies, but we understand personal circumstances change and that it's in his best interest to remain in New Zealand."
“He’ll be a Brumby for life, and we wish Sol and his family all the best for the future.”