(Toronto) The Toronto Wolfpack have made their first official signings and they have wasted no time in making their intentions clear. The current Wakefield Wildcats centre Craig Hall, and Leigh Centurions back Liam Kay are a clear statement that the Wolfpack mean business going into their inaugural season.
Craig Hall has been lighting up the scoreboard in Super League since he made his debut with Hull FC in 2007. A native of Hull, he played his junior Rugby at the Hull Boys Club, and Embassy Longhill, before being selected for the Hull FC Academy, and the England academy. He made his first team debut for the Airlie Birds in 2007. After 4 seasons with Hull FC, Hall joined heated cross-town rivals Hull Kingston Rovers. He was a Robbins for 4 seasons before joining Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2015. Hall will no doubt add a cutting edge to Toronto’s wide play. “I’m really excited about being part of a new and exciting rugby league adventure. I’m fully committed to do everything possible to make it a successful one.” Paul Rowley had this to say on signing a player he had been trying to work with, for quite some time. “I have been a big fan of Craig for several years and indeed failed in attempts to sign him previously, so I am delighted that a player who never fails to entertain will be joining the team.”
Liam Kay has been a standout at Championship leading side Leigh Centurions, where he worked with Wolfpack head coach Paul Rowley, who had this to say about the signing; “Liam was keen to join the Wolfpack, as myself and Liam already have a very strong working relationship and mutual respect. When I learned of his interest it was a no brainier to get his signature, knowing how much he binds a group together through his strength of character, and also his obvious talent, and determined attitude to winning.” Liam Kay echoed those sentiments; “After hearing the aspirations and passion from Paul, I was sold immediately.”
The Wolfpack are certainly looking to continue adding quality talent to the side. Torontowolfpack.com caught up with Eric Perez, CEO of the Wolfpack who foreshadowed what could possibly be an action packed summer for the Wolfpack. “With more player signings expected in the coming weeks, Wolfpack fans in Canada and around the world will be able to see their team come to life, as we continue to add valuable members of the Pack.”