THE family of former rugby league player Bryn Hargreaves, who is missing from his home in the United States, have appealed for help to trace him.

The ex-Saints prop, aged 36, who also played for Bradford and Wigan, last spoke to his family earlier this month.

As reported by the Star earlier this week, ex-team-mates have joined a social media campaign to find him.

Hargreaves, who hung up his boots 10 years ago, went to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before moving to rural West Virginia.

He lives in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown and was reported missing on Sunday.

The BBC reported his younger brother David as saying: “We are desperate to find him.

"He was single and lived alone, the last time we spoke was January 3.

"He doesn't have a car and will either be using Ubers or walking.

"His apartment was found to be empty on January 12 so we contacted the police after that.”

Former Saints team-mate Paul Sculthorpe is among those to have supported social media campaign to find Bryn.

He tweeted: "He's a good fella Bryn... hopefully he is found safe and well."

Other players past and present have joined the campaign, using the hashtag #findbrynjack.

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s office are seeking the public’s help in locating him.

St Helens Star:

They have urged anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Department or leave private messages on the Sheriff’s Facebook page @brynjack.

He was the starting prop in Saints’ Wembley win over Hull FC in 2008.

Hargreaves played in three Grand Final defeats – including his last game for Saints in 2010.