Toronto Wolfpack Sign Canadian Captain and Promising Aussie Halfback


Canadian test captain Rhys Jacks

(Toronto) The Toronto Wolfpack have continued to add to their roster with the signing of two promising young players. Canadian test captain Rhys Jacks and Australian halfback Blake Wallace are the latest players added to the squad. Jacks who captained Canada at the latest World Cup Qualifiers in Florida, began his Rugby League journey as a junior at Eastern Suburbs Tigers in Brisbane. He played for Easts Tigers and Ipswich Jets in the Queensland Cup before moving to South Logan Magpies in 2013. He played pre season fixtures for the Melbourne Storm in 2011 and recently was a member of the Gold Coast Titans Under 20 squad. Head Coach Paul Rowley had this to say on welcoming in Jacks; “It is really pleasing to welcome Canadian international Rhys Jacks to the team. He has a very good skill set, that enables him to be equally comfortable in the halves or hooker. Rhys was important to us not only for his talent, but for the passion and pride in his Canadian roots.” Rhys himself echoed these sentiments; “The opportunity to be a part of Canada’s first professional team is very exciting. I look forward to working with both the coaching staff and new teammates and I know it will drive me to continue developing as a player.”

Joining Jacks at the Wolfpack is promising Illawarra Cutters halfback Blake Wallace. Wallace has played for the Central Queensland Capras and currently is with the Illawarra Cutters in the New South Wales cup. Coach Rowley believes Blake could be a future superstar for Toronto. “Blake has been performing consistently well for Illawarra cutters and pushing hard for a place in the NRL with St George Dragons. He is a fantastic athlete and brave competitor who can be destructive in several different positions. I am very excited to welcome Blake to what will be a young team aiming to entertain, work hard and enjoy the opportunity offered.” Wallace himself is excited about what the future has in store; “I’m really excited for the opportunity ahead, I can’t wait to move over and learn from the coaching staff as well as the different life styles in both countries. I’m grateful to be given this chance and can’t wait to represent Toronto and play for the Wolfpack and be apart this journey.”