Date of birth
June 6, 1993
Place of birth
Recruited to the Wolfpack ahead of the 2018 Postseason, Matty Russell has become an extremely important piece of the Toronto machine. Debuting at the Super League level in 2011, Russell has also spent time in Australia playing in the top flight NRL competition.
The Scottish international possesses potent pace and power that regularly see him breaking through opposition’s defensive lines on his way to adding to his prolific try-scoring record. Able to play in several different positions, Russell brings something unique to the Wolfpack week in, week out.
Beginning his career with Wigan Warriors, the speedy Scot has also represented Hull F.C., Warrington Wolves, Swinton Lions and Gold Coast Titans throughout his journey. The seven-time Scottish international was also part of history as the Bravehearts claimed a remarkable 18-18 draw against New Zealand in the 2016 Four Nations.
He worked beautifully on the outside of first-year Wolfpack recruit Ricky Leutele throughout 2019 and registered a remarkable three hat-tricks across the year. One of the most exciting players in the Wolfpack squad, Russell will be looking to take him game to yet another level in 2020