The Sunwolves' final Super Rugby season has been halted, allowing Ben Te'o to depart for rugby league's Brisbane Broncos.
Former England rugby union international Ben Te'o has switched codes to return to Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.
Te'o first made his name in rugby league, representing Wests Tigers, the Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs, along with Queensland in the State of Origin.
The forward won the 2014 NRL Grand Final with the Rabbitohs but then turned his focus to union, linking up with Leinster.
Te'o subsequently turned out for Worcester Warriors, Toulon and the Sunwolves, while he earned international recognition for England and the British and Irish Lions, touring New Zealand in 2017.
However, Te'o was not selected for last year's Rugby World Cup in Japan following an altercation with England team-mate Mike Brown.
And the 33-year-old has now made the decision to head back to Brisbane and league, with the Sunwolves' final campaign in Super Rugby cut short this week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"It's crazy how things work out but I'm just excited to get back playing rugby league and rip in with the boys and really work hard," Te'o said.
"Brisbane is home to me and the Broncos have always looked after me and I feel welcome here - this is the perfect place to let me play.
"The club had a spot open and need some boys and I'm ready to come and help out and play my role for the Broncos."