Family and friends of missing NRL player Chad Robinson, who vanished without trace two weeks ago, have made an emotional plea for his return.
The 36-year-old former Parramatta and Sydney Roosters forward, who played 159 NRL matches, went missing from his Kellyville, Sydney, home on November 26, after leaving the house without his shoes, wallet or phone.
Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen grew up with Chad and has joined the ranks of people trying to find him.
I went to school with Chad, so I've known him for longer than most might think. The guy is tough. He's a fighter. But above all, he's a mate and I want to see him come home safe and sound. To show my support, I will be changing my profile picture to the one I've posted here. I encourage everyone to do the same. If we all do this, we can start something that ends with Chad's safe return. #letsfindchad
"He's a terrific guy and it was very, very unexpected and a really out of character for him to disappear like this, whatever is going on in his life at the moment," Gallen told The Project on Tuesday.
"They want to see him home safe and sound."
Chad's sister told The Project she couldn't imagine life without him.
"We dearly miss our brother. And really want to see him come home. We love him," she said.
Robinson's childhood friend, Andrew De Celis, said the father of two's disappearance came as a complete surprise and is "completely out of character" for Chad, who he described a gregarious personality who "loved people."
"Chad, if you're listening, mate, your kids are at home waiting for their dad to come home," De Celis said.
"So if there's something you're dealing with please call someone and let's deal with it together.
"We love and care for you and we want to see you home. To everybody else, please be vigilant. If you see anything that might be of interest at all, please get in contact with the police and on Crime Stoppers."
Crime Stoppers can be reached on: 1800 333 000