Date of birth
November 1, 1983
Place of birth
Second-Row, Loose Forward
The signing of Jon Wilkin is a significant landmark in Toronto Wolfpack’s recruitments history, as the club secured the services of one of the most decorated and experienced campaigners still playing.
Wilkin has literally been there and done it all. Across a remarkable 16-year career in Super League with St Helens, he won every domestic honour in the Red V after joining them from home town club Hull Kingston Rovers in 2003.
Over 400 appearances at the top level have brought Super League, Challenge Cup, League Leaders’ Shield and World Club Challenge titles to the Hull native, who was one of the most consistent forwards at Saints for a remarkable length of time.
A former Great Britain international, who experienced beating Australia in their own backyard in the 2006 Tri-Nations, Wilkin has been brought to the Canadian club to add a level of big game experience that will be vital to the Wolfpack squad and their quest for promotion.
Most at home in the back row, the former Saint possesses physicality and a deft passing game. Wilkin is more than capable of deputising at half back and the qualities he brings to the playing culture both on and off the field make him one of the most valuable additions to the Wolfpack yet.