Toronto Wolfpack can confirm that Craig Hall has been granted an early release from his contract with immediate effect. The talismanic centre captained the Wolfpack for the 2017 season and in his final appearance lifted the Kingstone Press League 1 trophy at Lamport Stadium in September. Hall also won the coveted title of League 1 Player of the Year at the end of season awards ceremony in Manchester.
Toronto Wolfpack Head Coach Paul Rowley commented:
“Craig has asked for a release for family reasons and we will always listen to our players in that situation.
“This will be a challenging season for us in 2018 and we need a squad fully committed to the cause, so although disappointing to lose Craig in these circumstances we will move on with our fantastic squad of players.”
Hall became in instant hit with Wolfpack fans thanks to his stylish running and ever-reliable boot. He played an instrumental role in helping secure promotion appearing in every game of the Wolfpack’s 20-1-1 inaugural season. The 29-year old played predominantly at centre and scored 442 points in 2017. This included notching up 24 tries, a total that was only bettered by Wolfpack teammate Liam Kay.
“Craig served the Club well as captain in our historic first season and we wish him luck in his future career.”