Dixon and Pownall Join the Wolfpack


Jonny Pownall (left), Andrew Dixon (right)

(Toronto) The Toronto Wolfpack continue to add to an already impressive roster with the addition of loose forward Andrew Dixon and winger Jonny Pownall. Dixon a Manchester native, spent 4 years with merseyside club St Helens in Super League. Following what was a successful stint that included 2 grand final appearances, Andrew moved to Salford where he spent two seasons in Super League with the Red Devils. He has spent the last two seasons with Leigh in the Championship where he has been a stalwart for the Centurions. Dixon is enthusiastic about the opportunity and excited for the challenge ahead. “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for the Toronto Wolfpack. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of something new and innovative! I can’t wait to get over there to see what Toronto has to offer. I have enjoyed every step of my career so far and created some amazing memories which I intend on furthering at my new club.” Assistant coach Simon Finnigan was equally as enthused; “We are delighted Andrew has come on board. When we heard he was available we jumped on the chance to bring him in. His experience at the highest levels means he will be an extremely important tool in our arsenal. He fits into our club culture and system, he will challenge and develop his team mates and the coaching staff. We couldn’t be more pleased with this signing.”

Jonny Pownall joins the Wolfpack after spending his entire professional career with Leigh Centurions. Wolfpack assistant coach Simon Finnigan was delighted to welcome Pownall to the side; “In Jonny we have a very exciting prospect on the field. He knows how we play inside and out, and he has the skill set and the desire to make things happen for us on the field.” Pownall had this to say on joining up with Toronto; “When this opportunity arose it was a matter of when, not if, I could get started. I felt like I personally needed a new challenge and what better way than to start off with a new exciting venture in Toronto. I can’t wait to meet my new team mates and strive towards what is the goal for us all, super league.”