Date of birth
June 6, 1993
Place of birth
Matty Russell was one of a number of high-quality imports for Toronto late in the 2018 season, after the talented winger hooked up with the Wolfpack just before the Super 8s.
The 25 year old came through one of the best junior systems in the UK at Wigan Warriors, the club he made his Super League debut for in 2011.
Russell spent time on loan at Hull FC as well as a year in the NRL with Gold Coast Titans before heading back home with a three year deal with Warrington Wolves ahead of the 2014 season.
Almost 100 appearances in the primrose and blue brought Russell appearances in both major finals, at Wembley in the Challenge Cup as well as Old Trafford for the Super League Grand Final, giving the outside back vital big game experience.
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.
Bags of pace and power make Russell invaluable out of back field, whilst his ability to finish tries is similarly impressive, with nine tries in just 12 appearances for the Wolfpack last season.
The Scotland native also offers value in terms of versatility, and has proven success both on the wing, in the centres and at fullback.