Toronto Wolfpack have unveiled six new signings, including centre Ricky Leutele, who arrives from NRL side Cronulla Sharks. The Canadian club just missed out on winning promotion to Super League, but have wasted no time whatsoever in bolstering their squad for the Championship campaign.
Wolfpack had already signed former Manly Sea Eagles prop Darcy Lussick so Leutele becomes their second marquee player, while they have also unveiled Jon Wilkin, Joe Mellor and Tom Olbison from relegated Widnes, Warrington second-rower Bodene Thompson and Castleford prop Gadwin Springer.
Toronto director of rugby Brian Noble said: “Ricky is a huge performer in the NRL and I know he was highly sought after by top clubs over there.
“He will be our second marquee signing and will add quality to an already strong squad. Ricky brings size, elusive skill and raw pace to our backline and I genuinely believe he will be a huge addition to both the Wolfpack and the British competition.”
Leutele, who was a Premiership winner with the Sharks in 2016, said: “It was a massive decision for me to leave Australia because that’s all I have known and Cronulla were the first club to give me an opportunity.
“I’m really excited to meet the fans and community in Canada, they look like they get really into and love their sports; it’s great for rugby league as a whole.”