GIANTS forward Bobby Hill has returned home to Sydney to be with his pregnant partner.

In consultation with the club, Hill made the decision to fly home on Monday morning.

The GIANTS and Swans are currently awaiting news of a possible transition hub for families, staff and players to travel to Queensland to join the two teams who have now been away from home for a month.

Should approval be granted, Hill would return through the hub alongside his partner to re-join the group.

GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney said:

“Bobby returned home to Sydney with our full support.

“As we know, the two Sydney clubs have faced plenty of challenges over the past few weeks and we appreciate the sacrifices our players and staff have made.

“Family comes first so Bobby will return home now with our full support and if the option becomes available for him to re-join the group then we’ll welcome him back as soon as we can.”