Date of birth
December 25, 1993
Place of birth
2019 marks Andy Ackers’ second season in Wolfpack colours after becoming a revelation in Canada last season.
The Wigan Warriors junior made his name as a talented dummy half in the UK’s capital at London Broncos across two seasons, after making his senior debut in rugby league at Swinton Lions.
Ackers prowess and alertness around the ruck attracted the attention of the Wolfpack and the 25 year old signed ahead of the 2018 campaign to add vital competition for places with club stalwart Bob Beswick.
The signing of Ackers was a master stroke as the hooker became somewhat of a super sub initially last season, providing invaluable and explosive impact through the middle of the field off the bench, which quickly saw him pushing for a starting spot with Toronto.
Ackers has everything you would want from a dummy half; toughness, defensive metal, a terrific pass selection and great vision, making him a tremendous threat to opposition defences.
Blessed with an impressive turn of pace for a forward, the former Bronco proved to be a prominent try scorer with 14 tries in 29 appearances for the Pack last year.
Having made no secret of the fact he wants to play in Super League, Ackers will be looking to spearhead the Wolfpack’s attack to ensure the club gains promotion to the top flight for 2020.