(Toronto) The Toronto Wolfpack have signed promising young halfback Ryan Brierley from Super League side Huddersfield Giants. Originally from Preston Lancashire, the move see’s Brierley reunited with Wolfpack head coach Paul Rowley, under whom he played at Leigh Centurions.
Rowley had this to say: “It’s great to have Ryan join the Wolfpack squad. He’s still a young player and whilst he will provide more attacking threat for our team right now, he will also play a big part in the Wolfpacks future. At 24 years old, having represented his country, played Super League, and scored a record breaking amount of tries, this is another big adventure for him to enjoy, and add to a career that most lads of his age could only ever dream of.”
Brierley was equally as enthused. “Watching the Wolfpack story from the outside just made me want to get involved. When the opportunity came it was a simple decision for me. I love to travel, and am always keen to take a chance by doing something bold and out of the ordinary either on the field or off it, so playing for Toronto was a perfect fit. I’m really looking forward to getting started, and sharing some great memories with this group of lads. I couldn’t be happier.”
The young halfback could see his first bout of play with the Wolfpack as early as Sunday’s round 5 challenge cup clash with Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium.